Hi! I am Kathy Wu, the Government Information and Economics librarian. If you need any kind of help at all (from: "would you just show me how to find my way around the library?" to "I need help with this research..."), please don't hesitate to ask me. Email me to set up an appointment. I look forward to working with you!
This link will bring up all the materials in the UR Libraries on "Developing countries - economic policy." If you need to write a paper, browsing this list may be a good way to figure out a topic and get started.
Global wage report 2008/09 : minimum wages and collective bargaining, towards policy coherence Get it in the Libraries
(Provides data for 1995-2007; thought it might be useful if anyone is looking for a paper topic.)
The University Libraries have license agreements with JSTOR , ScienceDirect and other publishers that allow access to many full-text journals via the web. These online journals can be accessed from any computer at the University. If you are off-campus, the first time you click one of these links, you should be prompted to enter your NetID and password to complete the connection, and then be passed to the publisher website. From off-campus, you must use these links so that you can be authenticated and given access to the journals and the Handbooks in Economics series.
If you need data to support your research, the libraries subscribe to a number of databases of data (numbers) rather than articles. See the whole list at Data & Statistics Databases.
Here are some good ones to start with:
Sometimes it helps to see and hear a concept explained in a different way. If you're having trouble, check out the following DVDs, available in the Art & Music Library.