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Academic Search Complete

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Academic Search Complete offers an enormous collection of valuable full-text journals, providing users access to critical information from many sources unique to this database. In addition, this database is a source of peer-reviewed, full-text for STM research, as well as for the Social Sciences and Humanities. This scholarly collection offers unmatched coverage of information spanning a broad range of important areas of academic study, including anthropology, engineering, law, sciences and more. 
Alternate names
1887-01-01 to current 
Group records
Embargo period
Resource type
Partial fulltext database 
Content types
Book reviews, Journal articles 
Simultaneous users
Update frequency
Titles indexed
Print equivalents
Open access
Accounting, Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology (BPK), Business Administration, Communication, Community Economic Development, Contemporary Arts, Criminology, Dance, Dialogue, Economics, Education, Education, Counselling Psychology, Education, Educational Psychology, Education, Physical Education, Educational Leadership, English, Film, Finance, First Nations, French Literature, Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, Geography, Geography, Human, Geography, Physical, Geography, Spatial Information Science, Health Policy, History, Humanities, Integrated Studies Program, Interactive Arts & Technology (SIAT), International Business, International Leadership, International Studies, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Management & Organizational Studies, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Music, News Sources, Policy Analysis, Political Science, Public Policy, Religion, Resource & Environmental Management, Technology & Operations Management, Theatre, Urban Studies, Visual Arts, World Literature 
Allows electronic reserves
Ereserves notes
Members and Authorized Users may incorporate parts of the Licensed Material in resource lists and in any other material (including but not limited to multi-media works) to be used in the course of instruction and/or in virtual and managed environments (including but not limited to virtual learning environments,managed learning environments, virtual research environments and library environments) hosted on a Secure Network (only accessible to Authorized Users by Secure Authentication). Each item shall carry appropriate acknowledgement of the source, listing title and copyright owner. 
Allows coursepacks
Coursepack notes
Permission to include content in coursepacks is NOT included under the terms of this license. PERSISTENT LINKS to individual articles for access by Authorized Users for Permitted Uses are allowed, from within secure authentication environments 
Allows interlibrary loan
Interlibrary loan notes
The license reaffirms basic usage rights, including walk-in users, ILL, and scholarly sharing. Note that in a minority of cases publishers are not willing to grant a particular right, in which case the publisher will prominently post a note on the content indicating the restriction. 
Online terms 
Terms of use: Electronic resources are governed by license agreements which restrict access to Authorized Users. It is the responsibility of each user to abide by the license agreements and specific terms and conditions for each product. Systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information may result in loss of access to these resources for the entire SFU community. Please see SFU General Policy 24 on Fair Use of Information Resources.

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