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Find Your Database

Start at the library home page, and click the Databases tab at left. Click the initial letter of the database you are looking for in the A-Z listing, or browse the titles on the page. Click the name of the database you are looking for.

EconLit is the American Economic Association's electronic database.

The UML Library subscribes to Econlit through the vendor Ebscohost, so when you go to the database, the landing page looks exactly like the other database landing pages which are subscribed through Ebscohost. Don't be confused when you get there, you are in Econlit!

EconLit is a reliable source of citations and abstracts to economic research dating back to 1886. It provides links to full-text articles in all fields of economics, including

  • capital markets 
  • country studies
  • econometrics
  • economic forecasting
  • environmental economics
  • government regulations
  • labor economics
  • monetary theory
  • urban economics.

EconLit uses it's own unique keywords, (the JEL classification system), which  was developed for use in the Journal of Economic Literature, This is a standard method of classifying scholarly literature in the field of economics. The system is used to classify articles, dissertations, books, book reviews, and working papers in EconLit and in many other applications. 

EconLit uses these keywords to index six types of records:

  • journal articles
  • books
  • collective volume articles
  • dissertations
  • working papers
  • full-text book reviews from the Journal of Economic Literature.

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