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How to Use the Library Databases

This library research guide provides an introduction to using the library databases.

Academic Search Complete

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.
Nearly 6,600 active full-text journals and magazines.
Nearly 6,000 active full-text peer-reviewed journals.
More than 4,000 active full-text peer-reviewed journals with no embargo.
Nearly 4,000 active full-text journals indexed in Web of Science or Scopus.

There are many other EBSCOhost databases, and can all be searched in a similar manner.


EBSCOhost Tutorials

Introduction to Searching in EBSCO

Creating a Basic Search Tutorial

Citations in EBSCOHost Databases

When citing in Academic Search Complete or another EBSCOhost database, look for the "Tools" bar (usually on the right-hand side).

cite location


After clicking "Cite", you'll see a list similar to the one below. Be sure to select the citation style you will need. You may either copy and paste the citation into your works cited/reference list or you may export it RefWorks.

citing selection


We always recommend double-checking auto-generated citations, as sometimes they are incorrect or improperly formatted.