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Calculating machine by Maurel and Jayet, L’Illustration, 1849
The vast majority of the economics collections are held at the François Mitterrand Library (Site François-Mitterrand).
The Reference library has economics books and journals mainly covering the following:
As well as the key texts on economic thinking, they also include recent material: current events, study, and research documents.
The Research library’s open-access collections place the emphasis on the following:
Closed-stack documents include all French output. Collections of foreign material are fairly representative of output, except for the period between 1940 and 1995, when the Library was subject to budget restrictions.
The collections held by the Reference and Research libraries are mainly in French or English, as well as, to a lesser extent, German, Spanish and Italian. They provide information on the entire world outside of France. The emphasis is on European and OECD countries.
Other world regions are mainly the subject of materials covering more than one country or, where they relate to a single country, covering a long period.
Digital resources, which are particularly abundant in this field, provide reading room access to the following:
To be notedIn the field of economic history, the Enfantin collection at the Arsenal Library (Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal) holds information on Prosper Enfantin and Saint-Simonism.
Monday, February 20, 2012