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Crashes, Bailouts - Main Street, Wall Street and the World!

Posted by Library Blog on 10/02/2008 at 12:00 AM

For following the current news about the U.S. and global economy, banking, and financial markets, daily issues of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Financial Times are available on the newspaper stands in the Law Library.  Previous issues of these newspapers are kept on Reserve for a few weeks.  LexisNexis offers full-text access to articles from all three newspapers.  Westlaw provides full-text access to the contents of The New York Times as well as abstracts from The Wall Street Journal.  The websites of these newspapers offer varying amounts of free content such as full text articles, blogs, podcasts, RSS feeds, and email notifications.

The Law Library’s collection even has a few dictionaries in its reference collection for looking up unfamiliar terminology.  They include: Dictionary of Banking Terms (HG151 .F57 2000), Dictionary of Finance and Investment Terms (HG151 .D69 2003), and the Wall Street Dictionary (HG151 .S424 1999).

If you need to educate yourself about banking, economics and financial markets before even beginning to follow the news about them, check out the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Financial Education and the Federal Reserve Bank’s website for their educational materials.