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HSSE Featured Database – Academic Search Premier

November 21st, 2019

Humanities, Social Science and Education Library’s Featured Database will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This month we’re featuring Academic Search Premier, brought to you by EBSCO Industries, Inc.




Access the databases off-campus with your Purdue login and password.

Focus: Academic Search Premier is a general academic index that indexes more than 8,200 magazines and journals from every academic discipline and provides the full-text of more than 4,600.

Tutorial: Click here see the basics of using Academic Search Premier.

Why you should know this database:  Academic Search Premier is an extensive, multidisciplinary database that covers a wide variety of subject areas.  Topics include Engineering, Religion, Technology, and Women’s Studies.  This makes it a great platform for starting your research.

Quick Tip:  On the Detailed Record page, you will see a link for find similar results.  This will bring up a new list of articles that share similar subjects and keywords.

Related Resources:

Some other databases you might want to explore, are:

ProQuest Research Library:




This Featured Database comes to you from the Humanities, Social Science and Education Library. If you would like more information about this database, or if you would like a demonstration of it for a class, contact Also let us know if you know of a colleague who would benefit from this, or future Featured Databases.


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