Database of the Month: Academic Search Premier

Academic Search Premier, published by EBSCOHost, is one of the essential databases used by colleges and universities of all types and sizes. It provides access to a broad variety of information, both scholarly and popular, in a wide range of academic fields and disciplines.  This is a great database to use for any number of classes, from English and Expository Writing  to History, Psychology, and Sociology courses.

Full text coverage is available for over 4,600 journals and periodicals, with over 100 of these titles providing full text access back to the year 1975.   In addition, this database provides indexing and abstracting for more than 8,500 journals. For a full list of journals available through Academic Search Premier, with coverage and full text information, take a look here.


  • Use the Advanced Search screen to limit your search results to articles in scholarly journals, articles from a particular publication, or full text articles only
  • Use the Subject: Thesaurus Term function on the results page to narrow your search results by subject
  • Narrow your search results to articles published within a certain date range

Other Functions

  • Print, email, and export the article to EndNote or RefWorks using the Tools functions
  • Use the Cite function to create the citation for an article in 7 different citation formats, including MLA and APA
  • The Folder function allows you to save relevant search results for later viewing
  • Use the Search for a Full Text Copy of the Article function to see if an article is available through another Bentley database

For further information on this resource, take a look at the Help page here.

Please visit the Academic Search Premier database here.  A complete listing of the Bentley Library’s databases is available here.


Database of the Month provides a very brief introduction to an important research database, highlighting key features of the database that you should know about. If you would like more information about this database (or any of the library’s databases) please contact the Reference Desk.  If you would like a demonstration of this database for a class, please contact our Coordinator of User Education, Elizabeth Galoozis.