Whether you’re job hunting, looking for country information, or completing an assignment in a business class, Business Source Complete is likely to have some information you can use. In addition to articles from trade publications, scholarly journals, and other sources, Business Source Complete contains special reports about industries, individual companies, countries, SWOT analyses, and market research profiles. It also includes management videos from the Harvard Business School Faculty Seminar Series.
Let’s say you have an interview with the Teavana company. You can use the search feature in Business Source Complete to find out that Teavana was bought by the Starbucks Corporation in 2012 and that Starbucks plans to open 1,000 tea bars in the United States within the next ten years. You can also find out
the names of the executives at Teavana, that its headquarters is in Atlanta, how many employees they have, and information about their finances. You can look for information about other tea restaurants and about trends in beverages in general. Can you imagine how impressed your interviewer would be that you know so much about the company and the industry?
Country information is another great feature of Business Source Complete. By going to the “Country Reports” link and entering the name of a country, you can get an overview, key facts, information about the political, economic, social, technological, legal, and environmental landscapes for the country, as well as an overall analysis of these, called a PESTLE analysis. While written from a business point of view, much of this information can be useful for those interested in the country for a variety of reasons.
Accessing Business Source Complete
The best way to get the most out of Business Source Complete is by using the Business Searching Interface. You can get to the Business Searching Interface by going to GALILEO, selecting Databases A-Z, searching for Business Source Complete, then selecting the Business Searching Interface Option. There is another interface option that is The Business Search Interface accessed through GALILEO’s Databases A-Z. This interface is the usual EBSCOhost interface you may recognize from other EBSCOhost databases such as Academic Search Complete. You can also access most articles from Business Source Complete when you do a search with the Discover tool on the GALILEO homepage, but you’ll miss out on a lot of the specialized search tools in the Business Searching Interface if you search in Discover.