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Seven types of  resources are indexed in EconLit

  • Journal Articles: The number of journals indexed in EconLit has grown from 182 periodicals in 1969 to over 750 journals today. Journals are selected for inclusion in EconLit on the basis of their economic content, which must be substantial or of equal emphasis in interdisciplinary journals.
  • Books: EconLit includes abstracts of published books over 60 pages with economic content from the Annotated Listing of New Books section of the Journal of Economic Literature (JEL). Coverage begins with books annotated in the 1987 JEL issues.
  • Collective Volume Articles: EconLit indexes articles (chapters) in collective works, conference proceedings, collections of essays on a particular topic, papers from research projects, collections of papers by a single author, and Festschrift volumes (articles collected in honour of a distinguished person).
  • Dissertations: Dissertations appear in the database beginning with the year 1987.
  • Working Papers in Economics: EconLit is collaborating with the RePEc Project (Research Papers in Economics) to include records in EconLit from the decentralized RePEc database of working papers.
  • Full-text Book Reviews from the Journal of Economic Literature (JEL): Book review records on EconLit include ISBN numbers, and book reviews are classified using the same subject descriptors that appear on the book record.

Subject Coverage

  • Agricultural and natural resource economics
  • Business administration and business
  • Country studies
  • Economic development, technological change, and growth
  • Economic history
  • Financial economics
  • General economics and teaching
  • Health, education, and welfare
  • Industrial organization
  • International economics
  • Labor and demographic economics
  • Law and economics
  • Macroeconomics and monetary economics
  • Mathematical and quantitative methods
  • Methodology and history of economic thought
  • Microeconomics
  • Public economics
  • Urban, rural, and regional economics