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How do I search and view EBSCO Discovery Service as a guest?

Administrators have the ability to turn on guest access for their EBSCO Discover Service (EDS) profiles.

If you are accessing EDS as a guest, a log-in prompt banner will be visible on the top of all screens and you will be prompted to log in when clicking a Result List title or full-text link from a database provider (i.e. EBSCO). 

To search Discovery Service as a guest user:

  1. Enter your terms in the Find field and click Search.

    Note: Depending on your institution, guest access may also be available by using a search box on your institution's web site.

    Result List with Guest Access Login

  2. A result list is displayed, but you will need to log in to gain full access to the library's resources.

Viewing results as a guest user:

  • Some results can only be viewed by users who are logged in. Click the Login link and enter your ID and password to view these results. 

    Guest Access Login Link

  • You will be prompted to log in when you click an article title and full text links from database providers.

    Login Prompt

  • From the Detailed Record of a library catalog result, you may be able to view real-time availability information for the item you are viewing.

    Detailed Record screen

For more information on guest access, click here