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Academic English Resources: Academic Search Complete


URL: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/AE

Academic Search Complete Tutorials

Academic Search Complete is a library database that can help you find:

  • Scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles
  • Articles from other sources like magazines or newspapers
  • Images and other media

Academic Search Complete has broad coverage of many subject areas, which makes it an excellent place to start. This database has university students in mind as an audience (as opposed to expert researchers). 


The following video on Academic Search Complete will demonstrate the following:

  • Basic keyword searching in the database
  • Using filters to limit your search results
  • How to find an article's abstract
  • How to access an article in full text
  • Tools for citing and saving articles you found

The following video on Academic Search Complete will demonstrate the following advanced search strategies:

  • Using Boolean operators (and, or, not) 
  • Truncation (*)