Friday, October 10, 2008

Academic Search Premier upgraded to Academic Search Complete

The very popular Academic Search Premier database vended by EBSCO has been upgraded to Academic Search Complete, which the vendor EBSCO touts as “the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database.”

The database consists of full-text published magazine and journal articles drawn from more than 5,990 full-text periodicals, including more than 5,030 peer-reviewed journals. Peer-review by authorities familiar with article content ensures that the information the articles contain is accurate. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 9,990 journals and a total of more than 10,400 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. Indexing points to the original article’s source, and abstracting summarizes its content without giving the full text. The full text of the article can be pursued in other MC databases or by other means available in the library.

The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format.

The database is fully searchable by Keyword techniques that are explained in the comprehensive Help section on the search page.

The depth of this database makes it a good choice for pursuing almost any academic topic or for general informational needs, and its high percentage of peer-reviewed content increases the likelihood that the information it contains is accurate and reliable.

Try it today from your desk, your laptop, or in the library!

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