Academic Search Complete

One of the most useful sources of information for students across the University is Academic Search Complete.

Academic Search Complete offers an enormous collection of full-text journals, providing users access to critical information from many sources unique to this database. In addition, it includes peer-reviewed full text for STEM research, as well as for the social sciences and humanities. Scholarly content covers a broad range of important areas of academic study, including anthropology, engineering, law, sciences and more.


Why should I use it?

Searching in Academic Search Complete means that you should find journal articles that are up to date and relevant to your subject. Rather than searching the whole of online library, your search will concentrate on sources that are most relevant. You can save your searches and search results, making it easier to keep a record of everything you have used when it comes to writing up your work and creating your reference list.

How does it work?

You will find Academic Search Complete in the ‘Find a Resource’ section of Online Library. Either look in the A-Z or select subject favourites and then your subject. Below are a series of videos which demonstrate how to search the database and view the results that you find.


Introduction to SPORTDiscus and other Ebsco Databases


Doing a Basic Search


Advanced Search

If you prefer, then these guides are also available in PowerPoint format:

Ebsco advanced search

Ebsco basic search

Intro to Ebsco searching


Further support and training is available from the EBSCO help pages 

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