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Configuring Discipline Limited Searching

Discipline Limited Searching enhances a subject profile by providing relevant discipline limiters. Alternatively, it can be set up instead of subject profiles to allow your users to narrow searches to subject-like disciplines, improving the precision of searches.

All of the nearly 70 disciplines, determined by EBSCO, have obvious boundaries and a large number of publications available, providing a simple method to quickly focus searches.

This page demonstrates how to use EBSCOadmin to enable and configure Discipline Limited Searching for EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) profile(s).

To enable Discipline Searching:

  1. Log into EBSCOadmin at

  2. Select the EDS profile from the Choose Profile drop-down menu for which you would like to enable Discipline Limited Searching.

  3. Click the Searching sub-tab.

  4. Set the Display Discipline Limited Searching parameter to Yes.

    Discipline Limited Searching Setting

  5. Click Submit to save your changes.

To configure Discipline Limited Searching:

  1. On the Searching sub-tab, click the Modify link to the right of Configure Discipline Limited Searching.

    Discipline Limited Searching Setting

  2. Check the box in the Show column for each discipline you would like to be available on the EDS interface.

    Discipline Limited Searching Settings

  3. Set the Default to On for each discipline you would like to be defaulted to selected on the interface.

  4. Click Submit to save your changes.

See also:

What is Discipline Limited Searching?