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Finding Articles on SWOT Analysis

Business Source Elite

This page will show you the steps for finding articles on SWOT analysis in Business Source Elite.

Open the Business Source Elite link below:

After Business Source Elite opens, click on "Advanced Search" (if not already selected).

Business Source Elite Advanced Search form ("Advanced Search" is circled)

Type "swot analysis" in the search box, then run the search.

Advanced Search form with swot analysis in the search box

The search will retrieve a greater number of articles than those found in other databases, such as ABI/Inform Global and Business Abstracts with Full Text. (Tens of thousands vs. a few hundred) However, other databases may provide useful articles not found in Business Source Elite.

Results list from the swot analysis search

To search "SWOT analysis" as a valid subject heading in Business Source Elite: 

  • Type "SWOT analysis" in the search box

  • Change the drop-down menu adjacent to the top search box from "Select a field (optional)" to "SU Subject Terms"

  • Run the search.

Advanced Search form: swot analysis in the search box; drop-down (circled) set to SU Subject

This approach will decrease the number of results, but might retain items that are more useful than those found in the keyword search.

Results from the swot analysis subject search