The Economics collection serves the needs of the Boston College Morrissey College Department of Economics, as well as the related needs of researchers and students in the other social and applied sciences. The Economics bibliographer selects materials based on user requests, curricular needs and knowledge of the discipline. The bibliographers collaborate with the Department of Economics community and purchase requests by faculty and graduate students whenever possible.
Teaching and research support for faculty and grad students and curricular support for undergraduate students are the primary goals. Economics as a discipline cuts across many subject areas including but not limited to:
The depth and breadth of selected disciplinary areas collected depends on the Department of Economic’s areas of research and curricular needs as well.
Format decisions follow the General Collection Development Policy. We do consider preferences of patrons, curricular needs, and other factors.
The majority of selections are for English language material. Acquisitions in other languages are made based on faculty request or a specific need.
Selection focuses on current scholarship, but retrospective acquisitions are made following changes to the curriculum or other specific needs.
Retention follows the General Collection Development Policy.
Gifts are accepted according to the General Gifts Policy.