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Research Resource of the Month: Academic Search Complete

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Academic Search Complete is a multidisciplinary database containing full text articles, reports, conference proceedings and books in nearly every area of academic study. It is updated daily and contains articles going back as far as 1887.  Academic Search Complete articles are indexed in CityLibrary Search.

It’s an EBSCOHost product, so you can search it in conjunction with any of our other EBSCO platforms, which include Business Source Complete, Art Full Text, PsycArticles, and more.  To do this, use the ‘Choose Databases’ option at the top of the search box.


It features a comprehensive advanced search screen, and filters to allow you to narrow down your results to just the right articles. Filters include:

  • Content type, including a button to ensure you only find peer-reviewed research
  • Date ranges
  • Specific publications
  • Subject terms, allowing you to select articles with only specific tags and keywords
  • language
  • location
  • general industry and specific companies.

To find out more about how to use Academic Search Complete, use the ‘Help’ button in the top right hand corner to see a series of tutorial videos.


Research Resource of the Month: Cite Them Right Online

Posted in Cite Them Right Online, Citing and referencing, ProQuest RefWorks, RefWorks, Research resource of the week, and Uncategorized

Cite Them Right Online is a great tool that gives you quick access to reference layouts for hundreds of different source types, from journal articles to Facebook posts to financial reports – even citing dance recitals is covered!  The main reference style is Harvard, but you can also find options for MLA, APA, MHRA, Vancouver and Chicago for many common types of source.

The “basics” section gives a whistle-stop tour of the background behind referencing: why we do it, what it is, and how to set citations out in your writing. You can also find out more about quoting, paraphrasing and summarizing, and how to lay out a Harvard Style reference list. There’s also a section on the main rules for the other referencing systems it covers.

Cite Them Right Online is for you if:

  • You mostly use Harvard
  • You prefer to do your referencing by hand rather than use bibliographic management software
  • You need a reference source so you can check if your bibliographic management software has made a mistake!
  • You’re looking for a simple tool to help your students learn to reference properly from scratch.

There’s also a book version of Cite Them Right Online if you’d rather use a print copy: find it in our libraries at 808.027 PEA.

Prefer to let software do the work for you? Find out more about ProQuest RefWorks.

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