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What is Discipline Limited Searching for EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS)?

Discipline searching is a limiter available in EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) profiles that enables you to narrow searches to subject-like disciplines to improve the precision of your search.  You can access this limiter directly from the Basic or Advanced Search pages, or from a search box on your library's website. The limiter must be turned on by a library administrator, who can select which disciplines are displayed for a given profile. The list of nearly 70 available disciplines is defined by EBSCO.

To limit your search by Discipline:

Basic Search:

  1. Enter your search terms in the Find field.
  2. Click the Search Options link to view all available Search Options.
  3. Select from the available disciplines under Choose a discipline to search.
  4. Select any other search modes, limiters, or expanders and click Search.

Advanced Search:

  1. Enter your search terms in the Find field(s).
  2. Select from the available disciplines under Choose a discipline to search.
  3. Select any other search modes, limiters, or expanders, and click Search.

 Please note

The list of terms is non-hierarchical and, as a limiter, using this feature will reduce the number of results returned for your search terms to items whose titles have been assigned to your selected disciplines.

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