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Faculty Resources: Database Hierarchies

Information about course reserves, information literacy instruction, class resources, and other resources for instructors

Which database should I use?

Confused about some of the similarly-named databases in our A-Z list, and which ones you should use for your classes? Check out the video and infographic below to learn more.

Academic Search, Business Source, and Communication Source Databases

The Academic Search databases from EBSCO are great resources for scholarly research on a variety of topics and disciplines. Academic Search Complete contains almost 3,000 full-text, non-open access journals, including all the journals in Academic Search Premier. Encourage your students to use Academic Search Complete first.

The Business Source databases from EBSCO provide access to peer-reviewed articles covering such topics as management, economics, finance, accounting, and international business. Also find business cases, company profiles, SWOT analyses, industry reports, and country economic reports. Use Business Source Ultimate, which contains all content from Business Source Premier and Complete, as well as much more.

The Communication Source databases from EBSCO provide full-text access to journals in communication, linguistics, rhetoric and discourse, media studies and related fields. Communication Source contains all content from Communication & Mass Media Complete, as well as much more.

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