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Reading an Article on EBSCO Interfaces

When you click the title of an article, the "Best View" selected by your library administrator is displayed. To view a different format, click on the Detailed Record, HTML full text or PDF icon.

Detailed Record

When the Detailed Record is displayed, it may also include a summary or an abstract. If activated by your library administrator, the full text of the article may appear below the Detailed Record. The Image Quick View feature provides the ability to view thumbnails of the images in an article right from the citation.

detailed record

  • The author and subject terms of the record can appear as links that let you perform a search of that particular field.

    The first subject listed is the most relevant subject to that particular article. The remaining subjects are not listed in any particular order. Note: Subjects with an asterisk are subjects that are also listed within the Subject authority file terms.

  • When available, a Find Similar Results link will display on the citation. Click the link to perform a SmartText search for related articles. SmartText Searching will run the search using the citation's abstract and a new Result List will display. If no abstract is available, SmartText Searching will run the search on the article title. If SmartText Searching is not available in the database being searched, Find Similar Results searches the article's subject headings or descriptors.

  • The source may display a link or journal logo that leads to a detailed view of the source or publication. Clicking on the journal logo links you to a detailed description of the journal. Clicking Back returns you to the full record of the article.

  • The source may also include a table of contents link that lets you perform a search on the same issue of the source or publication.

HTML Full Text View

When the HTML full text view is displayed, you can also return to the Detailed Record, or any PDF or linked text by clicking on the available icons. The text is displayed formatted and ready for printing. A brief citation is always included at the end of the article.

HTML full text view

  • From either the Detailed Record or Full Text views, you can refine your search and return to the Result List.

  • When available, a Find Similar Results link will display on the Detailed Record and HTML Full Text views. Click the link to perform a SmartText search for related articles. SmartText Searching will run the search using the citation's abstract and a new Result List will display. If no abstract is available, SmartText Searching will run the search on the article title. If SmartText Searching is not available in the database being searched, Find Similar Results searches the article's subject headings or descriptors.

PDF Full Text Viewer

When PDF Full Text is displayed, it will be viewed in the PDF Full Text Viewer tool. See PDF Full Text Viewer for more information.

Linked Full Text View

EBSCOhost links to full text articles from other EBSCOhost databases or from electronic journals subscribed to through EBSCO Subscription Services and Electronic Journals Service.

When the linked full text result is displayed, you can also return to the citation, full text, or linked text by clicking on the available icons. When you click on an available hyperlink and open full text, you can refine your search, return to the Result List, and print, e-mail or save the article.

Tools Menu

When viewing an article, there are several tools available to you on the right-hand side of the screen.

  • Google Drive icon Google Drive - Export the article to your Google Drive.
  • folder icon Add to folder - Add the article to the session folder or your personal My EBSCOhost folder.
  • print tool icon Print - Print the article.
  • email tool icon E-mail - E-mail the article to yourself or multiple e-mail addresses.
  • save tool icon Save - Save the article to a destination on your computer.
  • cite tool icon Cite - Retrieve citation information for the article in several different formats.
  • export tool icon Export - Export the article to your bibliographic management software.
  • note tool icon Create Note - Save a note on the article to your My EBSCOhost folder.
  • permalink icon Permalink - Copy and paste a persistent link to the article.
  • share tool icon Share - Share the article to one of many to social sites such as Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  • text to speech tool icon Listen - Hear the HTML Full Text of an article read to you using Text-to-Speech. (If enabled by your administrator.)
  • translation tool icon Translate - Translate the HTML Full Text of the article to one of many available languages. (If enabled by your administrator.)