EconLit (external link) (via EBSCOhost*)  is an academic literature abstracting database, published by the American Economic Associaton.  It provides bibliographic coverage (no full text articles) of a wide range of economics-related literature (external link). EconLit uses the JEL classification (external link) system and controlled vocabulary of keywords to index six types of records: journal articles, books, collective volume articles, dissertations, working papers and full-text book reviews from the "Journal of Economic Literature".

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