RePEc (Research Papers in Economics) is a volunteer-run organization whose mission is to further disseminate economics research around the globe. RePEc's main offering is a decentralized database of working papers in economics, journal articles and software components related to economics. RePEc does not provide full-text to the indexed materials; only citations are made available via the database. However, if a paper is freely available via an institution with an open access mandate or one that otherwise provides free access to its economics working papers, a download link will appear next to the citation. In many cases papers can be obtained via interlibrary loan at your local library or through a document delivery service like Ingenta.
RePEc pulls together an impressive range of economics citations from over 1000institutional publishers, including Elsevier, Wiley, Springer, the National Bureau of Economic Research, the World Bank and MIT Press.
The RePEc database can be accessed in several ways. The IDEAS interface is hosted at the University of Connecticut's Department of Economics. In addition to citations, IDEAS also contains information about over 11,000 economics institutions, 20,000 economics authors, and 24,000 New Economic Papers (NEP) reports on 85 different economics subfields.
EconPapers is another search interface for RePEc. Working papers, journal articles, software items, books, book chapters and author profiles are searchable through EconPapers.
Citations in Economics provides citation statistics and information about papers and authors listed in the RePEc database.