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Using the Databases: Academic Search Complete & Business Source Complete

How to use the most popular research databases at LSU.

Introduction to Academic Search Complete & Business Source Complete

Academic Search Complete and Business Source Complete are published by EBSCOHost, a leading provider of research databases and services to academic institutions. All EBSCOHost databases share a similar interface, or look and feel. 

Academic Search Complete is a multi-disciplinary database. It can be used to find articles on a wide variety of subjects. Search Academic Search Complete to find scholarly, peer-reviewed articles and mainstream/popular articles.

Business Source Complete provides full text from 11,200 sources, including more than 1,100 scholarly business journals. 

How to Use Academic Search Complete & Business Source Complete

Users on campus: Click on the Academic Search Complete link.

Users off campus:

  1. Click on the Academic Search Complete link. 
  2. Enter your MyLSU username and password when prompted to sign in.

Users on campus: Click on the Business Source Complete link.

Users off campus:

  1. Click on the Business Source Complete link.
  2. Enter your MyLSU username and password when prompted to sign in.

The video shows how to do a basic search in Academic Search Complete.

The video shows how to do an advanced search in Academic Search Complete.

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The video shows how to use the result list in Academic Search Complete.

The video shows how to read an article in Academic Search Complete.

The video shows how to generate and save persistent links to articles and other items in Academic Search Complete.

The video below shows how to cite articles and other items in Academic Search Complete.

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