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Business Source Complete (BSC) (Database Instruction)

Business Source Complete is a comprehensive database containing thousands of full-text journals and magazines, e-books, case studies, industry reports, market research reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses, and more.

Types of Full Text

You will see links to different types of full text articles in the results list.  The two main types are HTML and PDF full text.  HTML is included in the full records, below the bibliographic information.  PDF is a link to open Adobe Acrobat for viewing.

You will also see links to Full Text Finder.  If there is no HTML or PDF full text, click on the Full Text Finder link and the search engine will try to

find the full text of the article in an alternate database to which we subscribe.

The top record says the full text is available in HTML and PDF. View the full record or click on the PDF link to view. It also indicates  Notes:  RRC Library subscribes to this journal. Check our Library Catalogue. This means we may have this particular issue in paper form. 

The second and third records have full text available in HTML format; you will find it in the detailed record display.

The fourth record does not have a full text link, but it does show the Full Text Finder link. 

Click on this link to be taken to another database where the full text is available.