Business Source Complete

With premium full-text content and peer-reviewed business journals, this database is an essential tool for business students. It covers all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, accounting, banking, finance and more.

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Title List:
Journals: Excel | HTML
Subject: Excel | HTML
Other: Excel | HTML

Content Includes

  • 1,645 active, full-text, non-open access journals and magazines
  • 952 active, full-text, peer-reviewed, non-open access journals
  • 468 active, full-text, peer-reviewed, non-open access journals with no embargo
  • 712 active, full-text, non-open access journals indexed in Web of Science or Scopus

Business Source Versions Compared:


Business Source Ultimate
Active Full-Text Peer-Reviewed Non-Open-Access Journals: 1,527
Active Full-Text Peer-Reviewed Non-Open-Access Journals with No Embargo: 974
Business Source Complete
Active Full-Text Peer-Reviewed Non-Open-Access Journals: 952
Active Full-Text Peer-Reviewed Non-Open-Access Journals with No Embargo: 468
Business Source Premier
Active Full-Text Peer-Reviewed Non-Open-Access Journals: 571
Active Full-Text Peer-Reviewed Non-Open-Access Journals with No Embargo: 224
Business Source Elite
Active Full-Text Peer-Reviewed Non-Open-Access Journals: 308
Active Full-Text Peer-Reviewed Non-Open-Access Journals with No Embargo: 151
Active Full-Text Peer-Reviewed Non-Open-Access Journals Active Full-Text Peer-Reviewed Non-Open-Access Journals with No Embargo Business Source Ultimate 1,527 974 Business Source Complete 952 468 Business Source Premier 571 224 Business Source Elite 308 151

Business Source Versions Compared:


Business Source Ultimate
Active Full-Text Peer-Reviewed Non-Open-Access Journals: 1,527
Active Full-Text Peer-Reviewed Non-Open-Access Journals with No Embargo: 974
Business Source Complete
Active Full-Text Peer-Reviewed Non-Open-Access Journals: 952
Active Full-Text Peer-Reviewed Non-Open-Access Journals with No Embargo: 468
Business Source Premier
Active Full-Text Peer-Reviewed Non-Open-Access Journals: 571
Active Full-Text Peer-Reviewed Non-Open-Access Journals with No Embargo: 224
Business Source Elite
Active Full-Text Peer-Reviewed Non-Open-Access Journals: 308
Active Full-Text Peer-Reviewed Non-Open-Access Journals with No Embargo: 151
Active Full-Text Peer-Reviewed Non-Open-Access Journals Active Full-Text Peer-Reviewed Non-Open-Access Journals with No Embargo
Business Source Ultimate 1,527 974
Business Source Complete 952 468
Business Source Premier 571 224
Business Source Elite 308 151

Superior Business Coverage

When Business Source Complete is combined with the 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.

Topical Video Content

Business Source Complete offers access to video content from the Associated Press, the world’s leading news agency. Videos relevant to the search terms will appear in a panel in the result list. With footage from 1930 to the present and updated monthly, this collection of more than 75,000 videos covers a wide variety of topics.

Company View

The Company View component of Business Source Complete provides detailed company information for more than 1.1 million of the world’s largest public and private companies. Data includes financials, subsidiaries, products, employees, industry information and more.

With the Company View Content in Context feature, users gain a broader and deeper approach to investigating a company through contextual access to related information including:

  • Case studies
  • Industry profiles
  • SWOT analyses
  • Books/Monographs
  • Articles from business journals, magazines and trade publications
  • Market research reports 
  • Product reviews
  • News articles
  • Country reports