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Browsing Publications in EBSCO Databases

The Publications Authority File lists the titles included in the database by publication name.

You can browse the list of publications or perform a search on one or more publications within a specific database.

To browse a Publications Authority File:

  1. Click the Publications link (or Hierarchical Journal link) at the top of the screen.

    publications drop-down menu

  2. The Publications Authority File appears, with the beginning of the list displayed. (If you are searching multiple databases, several Publication files may be available. They will appear in the drop-down list under the Hierarchical Journal link.)

  3. On the Publications Screen, enter your search terms in the Browse for field. You can enter all or part of a publication name, for example, ABA Journal.

    publications browse list

  4. Select a search type by clicking the radio button next to:

  • Alphabetical – This search type finds journals beginning with the letters entered. Results are displayed in alphabetical order.

  • By Subject & Description – This search type allows users to simultaneously search the subject, description and title fields of a journal.

  • Match Any Words – This search type finds publications containing one or more of your terms. Results are displayed in order of relevance.

  1. Click Browse to view your terms as they appear in the Publications Authority File. A Publication Title List is displayed.

For a description of the journal or publication, click the hyperlinked Publication Name. The information found in the Publication Details may include: the title, ISSN, publisher information (name, address, publisher URL), title history, bibliographic record and full text coverage, publication type, the subject and/or a description of the journal, and whether the journal is peer reviewed.

publication details screen

Marking Items for Search

You can use the Mark Items for Search feature to search several publications at the same time, or to combine publication names with other search terms.

To search for several publications at the same time:

  1. With the Publication Result List displayed, mark the check boxes to the left of the publications you want to search. (Below Mark Items for Search.)

    searching within several publications
  2. Click Add. The publications you selected are placed in the Find field on the Search Screen. (They are combined with "or.")

  • To search within those publications, click Search.

  • To revise your search, you can add more terms in the Find field and click Search.

For example, enter science in the Browse for field and click Browse. You could then mark the publications ABA Journal and Incorporation of Bank North America, and click Add. Your selections would be posted in the Find field as:

JN "ABA Journal" OR JN "Incorporation of Bank North America"

You could click Search, and obtain results from both publications. You could also edit your search in the Find field, adding "and compliance" to your search. This would provide a different set of search results.

To search within a publication:

  1. From a journal's Publication Detail screen, click the Search within this publication link.

  2. The Search screen appears with the JN tag and the journal name entered in the Find field. Add any additional search terms and/or limiters and click Search.

  3. A Result List is displayed.