Looking for cutting edge research on topics such as the economics of energy, biofuels, or the economic effects of climate change? Try AgEcon Search – a free, open access repository of full-text scholarly literature, including difficult to find working papers, conference proceedings, and journals. It covers a wide range of topics in applied economics, including agricultural, development, energy, environmental, and resource economics. Over 170 groups from 20+ countries contribute their work. As of early 2009, 27 journals are included.
The journals that are included in AgEcon Search are mostly small press journals with limited circulation, and for many it is the only electronic access that is available. Some have volumes back to the 1940s, and a number obtained small grants for the digitization of older materials.
AgEcon Search began in 1994 as a local solution for the applied and agricultural economics working papers from the University of Minnesota and the University of Wisconsin. It is housed at the University of Minnesota, and co-sponsored by the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA). Ag Econ Search won the 2007 Oberly Award from ACRL for Bibliography in the Agricultural or Natural Sciences.