It’s been a busy 2024 already and we hope you’ve enjoyed learning more about confirmation bias and developing your critical thinking skills in January, as well as exploring Crede and Oxford Reference resources in February.

This month we are reviewing Business Source Complete, so keep reading to learn more about what this interesting resource has to offer and how you can get the most out of it!

What does Business Source Complete offer? 

What does Business Source Complete offer?

Business Source Complete is a full-text database that gives you access to thousands of academic journals with a focus on business.

Specific subjects that are covered include:

  • Accounting
  • Business Education
  • Business Ethics
  • Business History
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing

It’s no surprise that Business Source Complete has a lot to offer those studying business related programmes, but what you may not be aware of is how it can be a valuable resource for other subjects too:

  • Child Development
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Geography
  • Law
  • Organisational Studies
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Sociology

As well as a huge collection of academic journal articles, Business Source Complete also contains other types of information. These include:

  • Business Magazines 
  • Company Profiles and Information Records with information on millions of different companies 
  • Conference Papers and Proceedings Collections, which contain, in written form, the presentations made by researchers at academic conferences 
  • Country Economic Reports 
  • Industry Reports offering industry analyses for a specific industry either in a particular country or area or globally – these provide an overview and can include trends and forecasts, performance and outlook
  • Market Research Reports with detailed analyses of a particular market within a geographical area 
  • SWOT Analyses, which can be useful if you need information on a company’s strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats 
  • Trade Publications 

The Benefits of using Business Source Complete 

With its wealth of business information, Business Source Complete is an excellent resource for all Business students, whether you’re after academic research, company information or information on an industry, a market or a country. Business Source Complete also has academic journals that cover subjects other than business and that means that it is also useful for students studying Computer Science, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences. 

How to access Business Source Complete 

The easiest way to access Business Source Complete is go to the Business, Management and Accountancy Subject Resources pages and access direct via the link on the first Journals and Databases tab. Or you can launch right in from the many Business Source Complete links included throughout this blog.

Further Help and Support  

Remember, if you need any further help or support finding, accessing or getting the most out of your resources head over the UniSkills web pages. From here you can access lots more information, toolkits and video tutorials, book on a UniSkills Workshop and even book a one-to-one appointment.  


We will return in April, so be sure to come back to learn more about Medicines Complete.