New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics available online

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UML Libraries has just purchased online access to the 2008 2nd edition of the New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics. This is an 8-volume set available online that includes additional quarterly article updates.

Originally published in 1894 and later revised in 1923 and again as a “New” four-volume set in 1987, the Palgrave Dictionary of Economics has continuously drawn together eminent contributors from across the spectrum of methodological and ideological schools to produce an consistently valuable work of reference that has contained many individual classic essays of enduring importance.

In 2008, Palgrave Macmillan published The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd edition, edited by Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume. While some classic articles from the 1987 were retained, around 80% of the text was either entirely new or substantially rewritten to reflect the depth of change within the discipline between the editions. This new edition retains the tradition of bringing together the world’s most influential economists (including 25 Nobel Laureates in Economics) writing in their own voice on their areas of expertise, but in its online incarnation it has married this tradition with the benefits of a dynamic resource that is updated with new and revised articles on a quarterly basis.

The online edition not only provides unlimited-user access to the 8-volume print edition but does so using the full advantages of dynamic web functionality:

  • offers excellent search and browse facilities, both full text and advanced
  • contains hyperlinked cross-references within articles
  • features carefully selected and maintained links to related sites
  • enables users to bookmark searches and articles, along with their own notes, in My Dictionary, or add links to articles on social bookmarking sites
  • incorporates quarterly additions and updates

Links to the Palgrave Dictionary can be found in the Library’s Business Databases Subject page as well as in the pop-up alphabet index list of online resources available from the Library’s website home page.

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