Find a vault rich with research resources
A place where people once went to manage deposits, withdrawals, and transfers was transformed into a place where people now go for research and studying. That’s right – a former bank on the corner of Marietta Street houses the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, and the huge metal vault door that once protected safe deposit boxes in the basement is now the entryway into a concealed library housing valuable information.
The Andrew Young School Research Vault holds an abundance of literature and data sets, many on fiscal policy and economic issues, to support students and faculty in their research efforts and ongoing projects. Collected resources include publications from the Census Bureau, the Bureau of Economic Analysis, and the National Bureau of Economic Research, as well as sources on tax policy.
Additionally, training in web access is also available for new users of economic and public administration sites.
Andrew Brown, a second-year public administration graduate student, assists students and faculty with their research in the vault. He says it is more than just a library – it’s a useful resource that supplements student and faculty needs.
“The vault is not just a room that houses research material,” he says, “it’s a quiet place to gather. Both students and faculty can come here to concentrate and get work done.”
Located on the Vault Floor in the Andrew Young School building at 14 Marietta Street, the research vault also stores working papers, dissertations and international economic publications such as Government Finance Statistics Yearbook, World Development Report, and World Economic Outlook as well as resources from the World Bank and the United Nations. The vault also remains current on the major publications it shelves including Bloomberg, The Economist, and the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
In addition to finding resources for projects, students can come to the vault for a quiet place to study together, work on research or use the computers, and faculty can use the research vault to check out data CDs on financial statistics and economics.
“The vault is very intimate – I get to know people a lot better when I’m helping with their research, and I’m able to build relationships with them,” Brown says, “and because I’m a student, it makes it easier for me to relate to other students and understand their objectives better, which leads to better support.”
For more on the Andrew Young School Research Vault, visit http://aysps.gsu.edu/oaa/research-support.
–Jelisa Lowe, M.P.P.