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EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) - Discipline Limited Searching

When enabled on an EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) profile by a library administrator, Discipline Limited Searching allows you to narrow searches to subject-like disciplines, improving 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.

Administrators may select which disciplines are displayed for a given profile. All of the nearly 70 disciplines, determined by EBSCO, have obvious boundaries and a large number of publications available. Because the list is non-hierarchical, some disciplines may be narrower in focus than others, but all of them represent distinct academic or professional fields.

Discipline Limiter -- Basic Search

To use Discipline Limited Searching:

The Discipline Limited Search feature appears.

Discipline Limited Search - Basic Search Screen

  1. Enter your search terms in the Find field on the Basic Search screen.

  2. Click the Search Options link below the Find field to display available Limiter and Expanders. (If Search Options is not expanded by default)

  3. Select from the list of available disciplines and click Search.

Discipline Limiter -- Advanced Search

To use Discipline Limited Searching:

  1. Enter your search terms in the Find fields on the Advanced Search screen.

    The Discipline Limited Search feature appears directly below the Find fields in the Search Options section.

    Disciplie Limited Search - Advanced Search screen
  2. Select from the list of available disciplines and click Search.

Refining your search

Current Search is located at the top of the left column of the Result List of EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) and keeps track of your entire search, including discipline limiters that were selected.

To remove a Discipline, find the icon next to the term you would like to remove. Clicking on the icon will remove the corresponding term from the search and a new result list will be displayed.

To add a Discipline, click the Show More link under Limit To. A box appears with all of the available limiters and expanders, including the available disciplines.

Result List screen