This Research Guide is an introduction to the resources that will help you develop research questions and answer those questions with reliable sources. Use these tools to think critically about the source material and who is deemed the authority on a subject.
Economics is more than numbers. Economics analyzes the ways in which societies decide what to produce, how to produce it, and who gets it. Because it deals with these fundamental issues of our material well-being, it sheds light on the organization of money and power. This also makes it a powerful tool for analyzing the costs and benefits of decisions, whether they are made by governments, business, or individuals.