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How do I make my library's subscription content more discoverable in EDS?

Some of the resources your library subscribes to may be included in the data sets that comprise your EDS profile. Due to the ever-increasing amount of content from publishers, vendors, and other resources, and the nature of our relevancy ranking algorithm, your users may not be initially exposed to the content they are seeking. However, you can utilize several settings in EBSCOadmin to optimize users’ ability to access your library’s subscription content.

  • Enable the Available in Library Collection Limiter (AiLC) by default.

    To ensure that only records you subscribe to are returned by a search query, you should enable the AiLC by default. To learn more about this limiter, please review this support FAQ: What is the Available in Library Collection limiter in EBSCO Discovery Service?

    To enable the AiLC:

    1. Log in to EBSCOadmin.
    2. In Customize Services, click the Searching sub-tab.
    3. Scroll down the page to Limiter & Expander Settings.
    4. Next to the Limiters field, click Modify.
    5. Next to the Available in Library Collection limiter (Limiter Tag is FT1), select on under Default. Verify the ‘Show’ box is checked-off.
    6. Click Submit.
  • Follow recommended order for CustomLinks on EDS Profile.

    Although the order of CustomLinks, link resolvers, and ILL & Document Delivery services does not affect the relevancy and discoverability of a record, it does affect the accessibility of that record. Therefore, we recommend the following order of CustomLinks:

    1. EBSCOhost Full Text (PDF Full Text or HTML Full Text)
    2. All EDS & Full Text CustomLinks
    3. Your link resolver

    In this order, you will provide the most seamless linking experience for your end users. It may also help clean up any CustomLinks that you are no longer using but are still enabled on your account. Finally, you should enable the Show First Available FullText Link Only (Recommended) option at the bottom of your CustomLink list. This will only show one Full Text link rather than multiple.

    For more on ordering your CustomLinks, see the following Support FAQ: Ranking CustomLinks in EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS)

  • Remove any EDS Partner Databases that are not aligned with your library's needs.

    Re-examine the EDS Partner Databases enabled on your profile and remove any Partner Databases that do not align with your library's needs. If you are opting to manually add databases as they become available, review the list of partner databases available on the EDS Wiki to make sure you are including all that are applicable. 

    To learn about adding or removing databases from your profile, please review this FAQ: Managing your content in EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS)

Note: Much of the EDS content is stored in our Foundation Indices; therefore, you should NOT remove these databases. (These databases are Academic Search, Business Source, the Publisher Provided Full Text Searching File, and the Supplemental Index.)