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Academic Search Complete Overview

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Academic Search Complete is a scholarly, multi-discipline database providing full-text articles to peer-reviewed journals and magazine and newspaper articles from thousands of publications, along with indexing and abstracts for a greater number of articles, including monographs, reports, and conference proceedings. The database features PDF content going as far back as 1867, and the majority of full-text titles are in their original PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for 1,000 journals.

Getting Started with Academic Search Complete

Learn how to search for articles in Academic Search Complete in this 3 minute video.