Elsevier/North-Holland offers several services on the Internet for
economists as an adjunct to their paper publishing. The first is
an "alert" service on forthcoming publications. "Contents Alert
Economics," is a mailing list concerning forthcoming articles in
their economic and finance journals. For each forthcoming
article, it has the full title, authors, authors' affiliation, key
words and JEL codes when available, volume/issue/page numbers, the
dates for receipt and acceptance of the forthcoming article, and
the publication date of the issue. Contents Alert Economics comes
out at approximately weekly intervals. Subscription information
is below. A more sophisticated version is "ContentsDirect" (the
URLs are below).
The second service, ECONbase, is a searchable database that allows
you to search for current information on articles in the 63
Elsevier/North-Holland journals. It contains information on
articles published after January 1, 1994, and each year some 2,000
articles are added. At this time, there are 17,000 abstracts in the
63 journals. For each article, ECONbase provides the same
information as "Contents Alert Economics."
Another service is information on their Handbooks in Economics
Series. This includes the tables of contents, chapter summaries,
introductory chapters, and a search facility (which returns the
chapter which matches the request).
Their journals are now on-line; access to them through the
"Subscribers Section" of each journal. It is available to "for
users at institutes with a fully paid subscription to the print
For the Contents Alert Mailing List, send e-mail to
, and in the subject line of the message,
write "subscribe casecon-c".
For help, send e-mail to , and in the new
subject line of the message, write "help".
For comments or questions, send e-mail to
, and in the new subject line of the
message, write "Message".
The first two URLs below are for ECONbase (the first in the U.S.,
and the second in Europe). The next three URLs are for
ContentsDirect (the first URL is in the U.S. the second is in
Europe, and the third is in Japan).