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How do I modify Search Modes in EBSCOadmin?

EBSCOadmin allows administrators to change the default search mode, set search modes to not display, and set Precision Operators and Distance  for EBSCO Discovery Service, EBSCOhost, etc.

To modify Search Modes in EBSCOadmin:

  1. Log into EBSCOadmin at

  2. Select the profile and click the Searching Sub-Tab. Click the Modify Link to the right of the Search Modes field. The Search Modes Screen displays.

    Search Modes

  3. Leave a check in the box next to the Search Mode(s) to be displayed. At least one search mode must be shown at all times.

  4. Click the radio button of the Search Mode to be defaulted as selected. One search mode must be selected at all times.

  5. To change the language in which the limiter is displayed, in the Label for field, select the language from the drop-down list. You can also edit the limiter label text.

  6. Set a Precision Operator and Distance for the Boolean/Phrase search mode, if desired. Select Near or Within from the Operator drop-down and enter a number between 1 and 99 in the Distance field.

    • Near Operator - finds the words if they are within (number you specify) of one another regardless of the order in which they appear.

    • Within Operator - finds the words if they are within (number you specify) words of one another and in the order in which you entered them.

  7. Click Submit. Your changes have been saved.

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