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What content is included in my EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) profile?

As an EDS customer, depending on your account type, you will see some (or all) of the following data sets when configuring and maintaining your profile in EBSCOadmin. Enabling the resources you value will ensure an effective single-search discovery experience. For this reason, we highly recommend that you keep the Complementary Index, the Supplemental Index, Academic Search, Business Source, and eBooks Index enabled. Descriptions of each are provided below.

Complementary Index
This represents full text supplied by primary publishers for searching. Full-text will not display without a subscription and provides content that is not in other content providers’ data sets or via full-text databases.  Publishers included in this data set include Elsevier, Wiley, Springer, Taylor & Francis, Sage, Nature Publishing, ACM, Oxford, Cambridge, and thousands of others. The file includes journals, books, proceedings, and more. (EBSCOadmin database code: edb)

Supplemental Index
This includes EBSCO-enhanced metadata for journals and  magazines (including peer-reviewed journals) not available in Academic Search or Business Source, as well as books, newspapers, and more. This is not metadata from subject indexes which need a subscription to be included in EDS.   (EBSCOadmin database code: edo)

Academic Search Index
The Academic Search Index is included for EDS Customers who might not have subscribed to an Academic Search product. (EBSCOadmin database code: asx)

Business Source Index
The Business Source Index is included for EDS Customers who might not have subscribed to a Business Source product.  (EBSCOadmin database code: bsx)

eBook Index
The eBook Index provides metadata and searchable full text for more than hundreds of thousands of eBooks and is designed to facilitate discovery and linking of the eBooks you purchase directly from primary publishers such as Wiley, Sage, Cambridge University Press, and Oxford University Press. Metadata from discovery eBooks is available for all EDS subscribers. Full text is available for those customers who purchase books from any of the many publishers included in this content provider. Please note if you subscribe to content via EBSCO eBooks, your subscribed books are already fully available in EDS. (EBSCOadmin database code: edsebk)

EBSCO Partner Databases 
EBSCO Partner Database are databases in which we have permission to provide metadata to customer worldwide, regardless of whether they have subscriptions*. Examples include JSTOR, LexisNexis, HathiTrust, DOAJ, etc..

A complete list of EBSCO Partner Databases is available on the EDS Wiki. You can periodically review the list of available partner databases and enable the ones most applicable to your institution.

Subject Indexes
EDS allows you to include databases that do not work directly with discovery services,  such as: America: History & Life, Art Abstracts, ATLA Religion Database, Biological Abstracts, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EconLit, PsycINFO, RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, and more.  As long as your subscription is via EBSCOhost, these subject indexes can be included in your searches.

Integrated Connectors
These are an optional add on to your EDS experience and are necessary only when a resource doesn’t fall within any of the categories above, yet is important to your institution. 

Please note that because the above categories are expanding quickly, connectors that may have been necessary previously may no longer be needed if the resource is available in any of the ways described above.  We provide an Excel file that lets you know if a resource has metadata licensed for EDS.  We also indicate if the content is licensed but not yet loaded.  The current resource provider spreadsheet is available on the EDS Wiki for all subscribing customers. 

See Also: Managing your Content in EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS)