Did You Know? Searching SSRN Just Got Easier

In What We Don’t Know We Don’t Know, I wrote about the overwhelming amount of data that is available today.  This is especially true of the SSRN eLibrary. With over 600,000 papers, finding the right research may seem daunting. So, we significantly improved our search functionality.

SSRN’s new page centralizes all the tools you need to find stuff in the eLibrary. We combined Quick Search and Advanced Search onto one tab, and made it simple to switch to Browse SSRN Networks or Browse JEL Codes. Did you even know all of those functions existed?

newsearch_image1What’s New for the Savvy reSearcher?

In the Advanced Search area, we kept the traditional search options: title, abstract ID, keywords, author name, or date range, but added more. You can now further refine your search by selecting the Subject Matter Networks you want to search within – the default is all networks but you can store your preference.


Your selected networks can be saved for future Advanced Searches by checking “Remember this.” You need to be signed in to SSRN with cookies enabled in your browser to save your selection.

We hope these enhancements will put the needle a little closer to the top of your research haystack!