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Business Source Complete

What it is:

  • Article citation database that also aggregates some full text content.

What you can expect to find:

  • Articles from peer-reviewed journals, trade and industry magazines, market research reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses, industry reports, country information.

Some useful things you can do:

  • Find out what has been published on a topic.
  • Search for articles using simple keywords and subject terms and more complex searches using boolean operators and nesting.
  • Use limiters to screen results to case studies, sort by relevance or date.
  • Access articles and reports in full text (html or pdf).


  • Even if we have full text content for certain publications, some of the most current content may not be available due to embargoes imposed by individual publishers. For access that maybe available through other sources via the Libraries, look for the 'Find text at NCSU' link or AskUs.

Content sources:

  • Academic journals in accounting, management, business, economics, marketing. Datamonitor, EIU, Global Insight, ICON Group, CountryWatch.

Available Tutorials:

Video Ebsco Tutorials > Specific Tutorials > Business Searching: Basic Searching and Browsing (3 min.)

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Librarian Contact Information

  • Jennifer Garrett, Research Librarian for Management, Education and Social Sciences
  • 513-0536