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ECP4413: Government Regulation of Business

This course is an introduction to the regulation of business and the role of economic analysis in antitrust and regulation.

Is it scholarly?

Scholarly sources can generally be identified by several features:

  1. Content: Is the topic of the article academic?
  2. Audience: Is the article written for a reader who is knowledgable about the topic?
  3. Language: Does the author use higher level language and discipline-specific terminology?
  4. Intent: Is the purpose of the article to report findings of a research project, present a case study, make an argument about a topic based on supporting evidence or research, etc?
  5. Authorship: Are the qualifications of the author listed?  For scholarly articles look for advanced degree(s) as well as experience writing and/or researching on the topic.
  6. Peer-review: Is the article peer-reviewed or refereed?  This means material is evaluated by experts and only published if it meets the discipline's standards.
  7. References: Does the author support his or her findings with references to other scholarly research in footnotes, endnotes or a bibliography at the end? 

Still not sure if your article is scholarly?  Check to see if the journal is listed as refereed in Ulrich's Serials Directory.

This list was inspired by the various lists available on library websites, particularly that of Judith Downie at California State University San Marcos

Search Google Scholar

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Selected Databases

This is a list of the library databases that will be most useful for finding scholarly articles for your topic. 

Other Sources for Scholarly Articles

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