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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

EconLit: Search Results

A guide to using the EconLit database.

Sort & Refine Results

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On the search results page, use the expanding menus on the left side titled “Refine Results” to limit your results by source type, subject, publication, publisher, and language. Use the drop-down at the top right of the results to sort by relevance, date, author, or source.

Find Full Text

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If the full text is available through EconLit, click the PDF Full Text or HTML Full Text options in the article record. If not available, click the blue Discover full text linking button. If the article is available to UIUC users, a link to the article appears in the “Online Full Text” section. If not, you will be provided links to search for the journal in the library catalog or request a photocopy of the article through InterLibrary Loan (ILL).

Other Features

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From the search results, click the title of the desired article. Look for the “Tools” bar on the right side of the record page. From there, select an option to save, print, e-mail, export, cite, or link to a record. You can select more than one article at a time by adding the articles to the folder using the “Add to Folder” button in the column on the right, then use the folder button at the top right to view the items. Items can also be added from results screen using the folder button by the title.