The Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) Classification System is a series of codes and terms that are used to classify economic literature by subject (and are similar to Library of Congress Classification Codes and Subject Headings).
The best way to look up JEL codes is to use the JEL Classification Codes Guide on the American Economic Association website.You must browse the list by broad category (e.g., D Microeconomics), and then drill down through the subcategories until you find your topic. For each topic (e.g., D62 Externalities) you will see a guideline, keywords, caveats, and examples.
You can find academic journal articles (also referred to as peer-reviewed or scholarly journals) on Economics topics by searching in one of these Library Databases:
For topics in applied economics, you may also try searching in a database related to your topic. For example:
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