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Collection Guidelines: Economics: Scope & Location

Economics collecting guidelines

Location of Materials

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a. Chronological

The collection of economic history material covers all periods but falls mainly into the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Other material focuses predominantly on contemporary economic conditions.

b. Geographical

All parts of the world are represented in the collection, but greatest emphasis is given to the United States, Europe, Pacific rim countries, and Canada.

c. Language

Due to budget restrictions, little to no materials in languages other than English are purchased.

d. Format

The collection includes print and electronic monographs, serials, conference proceedings, dissertations, microforms, and government publications.

e. Exclusions

Textbooks, workbooks, and reprints of material already in the collection are generally not collected. Material of a purely popular nature will be collected very selectively.