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BC ELN Common Suite Renewal 2018-2019

Response Deadline: 
May 27, 2018

Subscription Term


June 1, 2018


May 31, 2019

The Common Suite, formerly the Undergraduate Foundation Collection, is a common suite of databases consisting of Academic Search and Business Source.  In 2017-18 the Common Suite was proposed to replace the UFC, and ratified by consensus by the BC ELN Steering Committee with the agreement of all partner libraries.



The Common Suite is a core suite of databases which consists of Academic Search and Business Source. Each site's subscription includes the Complete upgrade to one of these resources, and an optional upgrade to the second at additional cost.

Academic Search

Designed for academic institutions, this database provides complete coverage of multidisciplinary academic journals. The level and range of content included in this resource fully supports scholarly research in the key areas of academic study by providing peer-reviewed journals, full-text periodicals, reports, books, and much more.

Academic Search Premier covers the expansive academic disciplines offered in colleges and universities. It provides comprehensive content, including PDF backfiles to 1975 for more than 120 journals and searchable cited references for more than 1,000 titles.

Academic Search Complete offers an enormous collection of the most valuable full-text journals, providing users access to critical information from many sources unique to this database. In addition, this database is the leading source of peer-reviewed, full-text for STM research, as well as for the Social Sciences and Humanities. This scholarly collection offers unmatched coverage of information spanning a broad range of important areas of academic study, including anthropology, engineering, law, sciences and more. [From vendor - Last updated: May 4, 2018]

Business Source

The industry's most widely used business research database, Business Source Premier features full text and searchable cited references for top journals covering a variety of business disciplines.

In terms of premium content, peer-reviewed sources and business related journals, Business Source Complete offers comprehensive full-text coverage plus indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals, dating back as far as 1886.

When Business Source Complete is combined with the new comprehensive database Regional Business News Plus, the result is a package that delivers more key content to academic researchers than any other business database available.

[From vendor - Last updated: May 4, 2018]


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