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Business Source Complete
Business Source Complete is the world's definitive scholarly business database. Includes books, case studies, company profiles, economic reports, industry reports, SWOT analyses, in addition to nearly 2,000 peer-reviewed journals.
Audio Engineering Society (AES)
The AES E-Library contains over 15,000 fully searchable PDF files documenting the progression of audio research from 1953 to the present day. The E-library includes every AES paper published at a convention, conference or in the Journal
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Academic Search Complete
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Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982
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Combine your Keywords
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Good Search String examples:
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Finding Full-text Material -- Find it Button
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Keywords with Multiple Endings
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record* = record, records, recording