EBSCO is a large American company who create and distribute electronic resources used in libraries and other institutions. EBSCO provides access to content used in teaching, learning and research, including scholarly journals, dissertations, ebooks, newspapers, periodicals and historical collections.
EBSCO is not a publisher. Instead, it is what is known as an aggregator. Aggregators provide access to content created by publishers. Everything available on EBSCO has been published elsewhere, EBSCO collects material from different publishers and makes it available on one platform, so it can create subject-specific platforms like Business Source Elite. The problem with aggregators, however, is that content can change over time. Publications can go from full-text to title and abstract only to being removed from the platform all together. This is rare but it's important to note that it can happen.
Business Source Elite
Business Source Elite database provides full-text coverage of business and management information sources. Sources include:
- Academic journals
- Trade publications
- Case studies
- Company, industry and market research reports
Business Source Elite's subject coverage includes:
- Sales & Marketing
Why Should You Use Business Source Elite?
On the Internet, anybody can write anything about anything. Business Source Elite is a specialist collection of business-related content that has been selected by experts. A lot of Business Source Elite's content can't be found on the Internet or might be behind a paywall. When you use Google, or another search engine, to look for material, on page 1 of the results, you're not necessarily finding the most relevant or best content, what are you seeing is content that has been optimised to appear on the first page of results using a variety of means. This process is called Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) (Simple Wikipedia definition). Because Business Source Elite is a closed collection of items, SEO isn't needed and can't be used.
There are two title lists (Excel spreadsheets), one for journals and other periodicals and one for other content (books, company profiles). Publications can also be browsed or searched through the Publications link on the home page.
Articles include all charts, tables, diagrams, and other graphical elements.
Some publications have the full text of items, and some don't. If you find something on Business Source Elite, that you'd really like the full-text of, contact the Library and we'll if we can find it.