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PhD and MSc in Business Administration

About Business Source Complete

Business Source Complete is an international article business database which provides citations and full text articles from over 3,800 different journals, including peer-reviewed journals, trade publications and general business magazines. It also contains a considerable number of public company profiles, country and industry profiles and SWOT analyses.

Searching for an Article

Each row represents a different concept in your search. You may enter single words and short phrases – e.g. leadership and organizational change. If there are too many results, it is recommended to use the drop down boxes to the right to get more desired results. See the video and the Database Research Tips handout on the Articles & News page for more on how to construct an effective search in an article database.

Search Tips

  • Using general search words will garner thousands of results and it is ideal to refine the results using categories located at the left hand side of the webpage. It can be narrowed down to publication type, years the articles were published and many more
  • The articles can be sorted either from date newest, date oldest, source, author or relevance
  • By hovering over the magnifying glass, you will be able to see the summary of the article without going to the full link or UBC eLink
  • You can create a search alert by clicking on Share, and then selecting either e-mail alert or RSS feed

Exporting to Refworks

  1. Add multiple articles to a folder and it will be mantained through suceeding searches in the same session
  2. Click on Folder View on right  that will have Save, Print or Export features
  3. Check the boxes for the references to add to RefWorks, then click on the icon with the green arrow
  4. Select the “Direct Export to RefWorks” radio button and click Save
  5. RefWorks will open up & prompt you to login if you are not logged in yet