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Econlit and the JEL classification

Unique to Ebscohost's Econlit is the ability to search by classification code. The code, created by JEL organizes all economic knowledge. To use this feature, go to the advance search, then under field, look for CC.  Note: You will need to add a 0 (zero) at the end of the code.

 For example the CC for Gender is J16 - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination

The JEL Classification covers these broad areas of economics:

A - General Economics and Teaching
B - History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
D - Microeconomics
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
F - International Economics
G - Financial Economics
H - Public Economics
I - Health, Education, and Welfare
J - Labor and Demographic Economics
K - Law and Economics
L - Industrial Organization
M - Business Administration and Business Economics • Marketing • Accounting
N - Economic History
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth
P - Economic Systems
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics • Environmental and Ecological Economics
R - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics
Y - Miscellaneous Categories
Z - Other Special Topics


Document Types in EconLit

Six types of documents are indexed in EconLit: 1) Journals, 2)Books, 3) Collective volume articles, 4) Dissertations, 5) Working Papers, and 6) Book Reviews. It indexes almost 1000 journals, 450 in full text.  Not all of these sources will be available at SU, so you may want to sort your results by publication type.

Journal Abbreviations in EconLit

List of journals from the AEA available in EconLit.  List indicates JEL abbreviation and availability of full-text

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