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How do I configure America: History & Life and Historical Abstracts for access via Z39.50?

EBSCO is pleased to announce the transition of America: History & Life and Historical Abstracts databases to the EBSCOhost interface from ABC-CLIO.

You will need to reconfigure your Z39.50 connectors for America: History & Life and Historical Abstracts connecting to EBSCO Z39.50 server.

You will need the following Information to configure your Z39.50 server:

Database short names for each database:

  • America: History & Life – ahl
  • Historical Abstracts – hia

EBSCO’s Z39.50 server Connection Information

You will also need to contact EBSCO Technical Support to obtain your institution’s authentication values needed to access EBSCO’s Z39.50 server. These values consist of your Z39.50 authentication string and Z39.50 profile password.

EBSCO Technical Support can be contacted at 1-800-758-5995, or contact us online via our Support Site contact us form.