A Complete Research Tool Makes Its Debut

Campus Community Update #238

May 18, 2009

A "Complete" Research Tool Makes Its Debut

For many years the University Library has depended upon EBSCO's Academic Search Elite as its primary tool to deliver content from a wide range of academic journals in all fields to the campus community. That product has become familiar to CSULB scholars and it has become one of our most heavily used databases.

Moving to a higher tier...

EBSCO offers two other Academic Search "tiers," however, each with more indexing and a greater number of full text journals, Academic Search Premier, and Academic Search Complete. The University Library has now upgraded to Academic Search Complete.

Full text journals by the thousands...

Academic Search Complete is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 6,100 full-text periodicals, including more than 5,100 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 10,100 journals and a total of more than 10,600 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. 

In addition to dramatically increasing the breadth and depth of the content the library can deliver to students and faculty Academic Search Complete features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 journals. Academic Search Complete is updated daily.

But wait, there's more... a Powerful New Business Database 

Along with Academic Search Complete, the library is introducing a powerful new business database, Business Source® Premier, which also uses the familiar EBSCO interface. With full text for more than 2,300 journals and coverage as early as1886, Business Source Premier has become one of the most popular tools for business research. Journal ranking studies reveal that its full text coverage outshines its competitors in all business disciplines. Additional full text non-journal content includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses.