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BC ELN Common Suite

NOTE: The Common Suite will be sunset in May 2024. For information on what will happen after the end of the Common Suite, please see: the New Undergraduate Resource Bundle.

The Common Suite is a suite of databases subscribed to by all BC ELN partner libraries. It consists of Academic Search and Business Source at the Complete level. Libraries may instead choose Academic Search Premier and Business Source Complete, along with one of a selection of Wilson Source products.

Academic Search

Designed for academic institutions, this database is a leading resource for scholarly research. It supports high-level research in the key areas of academic study by providing journals, periodicals, reports, books and more.

Academic Search Premier covers the expansive academic disciplines offered in colleges and universities. It provides comprehensive content, including PDF backfiles and searchable cited references.

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. 

Subscriptions to Academic search include MAS Ultra - School Edition, a full-text database of popular magazines, reference books and primary sources covering many subjects, including history, science and health. It also includes and over a million photos, maps and flags. 

Business Source

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.

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Last updated: May 2, 2020

Wilson Source options

Instead of Academic Search Complete, libraries may choose Academic Search Premier and one of these products, provided they do not already subscribe to it:

Perpetual access Wilson Retrospective indexes


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