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Academic Search Complete

Information on how to search EBSCO's Academic Search Complete.


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  What is Academic Search Complete? 

Academic Search Complete is a full-text, multi-disciplinary database. It is one of our more popular EBSCO databases. It contains many journal articles that you may find useful as sources for your research papers

  • Over 17,000 indexed and abstracted journals and magazines
  • Nearly 6,000 active full-text peer-reviewed journals
  • PDF content dating back as far as 1887 in some cases

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How to Search Academic Search Complete

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Type your search words into the provided search boxes in Academic Search Complete.

Next, on the lower part of the search screen, there are features to help you limit/modify your search. For example, if you check the box Full Text, your search will return full-text articles, (i.e., articles that you can read onscreen, e-mail to yourself, or print out immediately.)

If you want to limit your search to scholarly (peer-reviewed) journals only, then you can check that box as well. 

After you have made your selection(s), your next step is to click “search” or hit “enter” key.

Then, in the list of search results, click on an article title that interests you. 

Read the abstract, or summary, of the article.

If you think the article is one you want to print, save, or email to yourself, then look for a link(s) on the page labeled HTML Full Text or PDF Full Text

Click on a full-text link to open the full-text of the article. You can then print, email, or read the article.

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