Regardless of where you are getting your information, you need to be aware of a few simple attributes about whatever information you are using.
When evaluating information, here are five helpful considerations:
Currency: timeliness of the information.
Relevance: importance of the information for your need.
Authority: source of the information.
Accuracy: reliability, truthfulness, correctness.
Purpose: reason that the information exists.
Business Source Complete and EconLit MAY provide you with SOME of the literature (scholarly, trade, popular) that you will need for your research on financial markets.
Financial markets are readily influenced by many factors beyond the actual business of finance (general economic conditions, government actions, environmental concerns, technological developments, social behavior, etc.) and many kinds of financial or financially related markets have developed and evolved over a very long period of time (agriculture, commodities, etc.). Don't think TOO narrowly on your topic at the outset. This is a in-depth effort so you are being encouraged and entirely at liberty to investigate a topic from a new or different perspective or frame of reference.
As a result, you should probably consider a number of "non business" research tools to identify the best resources for your research.
Regardless of database, include the permalink along with the APA formatted citation to the resources that you will be using as part of your research.
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