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Business Source Complete: Introduction

What is Business Source Complete?

Business Source Complete homepage and search boxes

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/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/white 'links' button appears instead. Click this to take you into the Library Catalogue where you'll either see a link to the full document or a statement explaining that the content is unavailable.

    f you're signed in to the Library Catalogue, you'll see a link inviting you to request a scan of the document from another library. Click this link to complete a request form. There's a good chance that you'll then receive the scan, either the same day or within two working days: further information about the Inter-Library Loan service

Catalogue record link to Inter-Library Loan request.