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Business Source Complete: Introduction

What is Business Source Complete?

Business Source Complete provides details of articles and other documents from academic journals, trade publications, market research reports and magazines. It covers a wide range of topics associated with business, international development and management. The date coverage is1886-present.

Connecting to Business Source Complete

  • Off-campus students and staff: after clicking on a link to Business Source Complete, you will be asked to enter your University of Bath username and password (unless you are connecting via VPN/UniDesk).

Checking the availability of an article/document

  • As with most library databases, Business Source Complete provides abstracts/summaries of articles and other documents. Most of its search results include a PDF link to the full text.
  • If a search result doesn't include a PDF link, a blue and white 'links' button will appear instead. Click this button to take you into the Library Catalogue where you will either see a link to the full document or a statement explaining that the content is unavailable.
  • If the document is unavailable, you can request a scan by using our Inter-library Loans service: further information.