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Print Reference Sources

Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy
ASU Main Stacks: HF1373 .P75 2009

Encyclopedia of Global Economy: a guide for students and researchers
ASU Reference: HF1359 .O28 2006 (2 vols.)
Provides over 150 topical entries, primary sources, and a databank of world statistics.

Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450
ASU Reference: JV22 .E535 2007 (3 vols.)
Includes information about such economic concepts and ideas, explorations and migrations, industries, organizations and institutions, people and peoples, religions, scientific and cultural practices, and wars and conflicts.

Renaissance and Reformation
ASU Reference: CB359 .R455 2007
Six volume set organized by theme, such as "Architecture, Painting, and Sculpture," "Daily Life," "Politics and Economics," or "Wars and Battles."


Online Economic Reference Sources