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Welcome to Database of the Week.  This week features EconLit which is an index, but you may want instead to try EconLit FullText…  we currently have a trial to the full text database at:

This Week’s Featured Database:  EconLit, from the American Economic Association. 

Find it:  www.lib.purdue.edu/parrish, under the column headed Collections, click on List of Business Databases.

Description/focus: EconLit is an index of more than 30 years of economics literature from around the world. 

Start with this hint: Note that EconLit is an index, not a full text database.  This is not a barrier to the full text of any hits resulting from a search, however, because of the Find it at Purdue feature available in our article databases.  The interface for EconLit  is simple to use, whether you use the basic or advanced search.  When you find a title that applies to your topic, click on Find it at Purdue and the tool will do a search in other Purdue databases.  Click here to see the basics of searching EconLit.

Why you should know this database:  Because of its specialized subject coverage, any program that includes aspects of economics can include a list of resources developed with the use of EconLit . 

How this will help students:  Students will find EconLit  easy to navigate and will appreciate the options for refining results by year and source type.

Cost: No cost. EconLit  is an Inspire database provided by the state of Indiana.  For more information contact mdugan@purdue.edu.


Database of the Week comes to you from the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics. If you would like more information about this database, or if you would like a demonstration of it for a class, contact parrlib@purdue.edu.  Database of the Week is archived  at http://blogs.lib.purdue.edu/news/category/MGMT/.  For more Purdue Libraries news, follow us on Twitter (@ParrishLib).

 Feedback is always welcome.  If you would like us to promote your favorite database, send an email to mdugan@purdue.edu.