We’ve got a trial for EconLit with Full Text! EBSCO, one of the leading academic database platform and journal subscription agents, offers an enchanced version of the American Economic Association’s indexing and abstracting service EconLit. In the plain vanilla version of EconLit that we have been using, to obtain the full text of articles, working papers, conference papers, dissertations and book chapters the searcher needs to use the “findit” button to link to the full text of content via journal subscriptions, our catalog or open access sources. EconLit with Full Text does not entirely eliminate the need to link through to content, but does cut down on it because the full text of some 540 journals reside in the database.
EBSCO’s search platform is different from EconLit via FirstSearch or OCLC, but is still searchable by JEL classification and all of the precise fields you are used to finding. You man even find the search screen and results display more intuitive and pleasing to the eye! Please give it a test drive and let me know what you think.