Econlib Search FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about Searching Econlib

What’s New?

If you have not used the Econlib Search tools in a while, you will find them completely overhauled and improved as of May 2019. Previously the search tools did not search materials such as the EconTalk Highlights, and did not do a reliable job with the Econlib books or other site areas. The new Econlib Search tools are more thorough and reliable. The URL for the new Econlib Search tool is

What is searched?

All major areas of Econlib are searched. That includes the Econlib Articles, EconLog, EconTalk, the Concise Encyclopedia of Economics, the Videos, and the Books and Essays.

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