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EBSCOhost Connection - Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is EBSCOhost Connection?

EBSCOhost Connection is designed to bridge the gap between Internet search engines and the valuable content of EBSCOhost that is available to you, courtesy of your library. EBSCOhost Connection lets your library link you to EBSCOhost search results right from popular search engines such as Google™ and MSN ®.

I was using a search engine.  How did I reach EBSCOhost Connection?

Your search engine found results available in an EBSCO database and directed you to EBSCOhost Connection.

How does EBSCOhost Connection Work?

If the search engine result includes text such as "EBSCOhost Article from...," the result is available through EBSCOhost Connection. Clicking on the result will display the article citation.

  • If you are a recognized user, a link to access the full text of the article will be available.
  • If you are not a recognized user, use the Read the Article Courtesy of Your Local Library feature to locate your library. If you are recognized at that point, a message displays indicating that you will be redirected to EBSCOhost and the article will display. You may need to enter a user name and password in order to log in and access the article. 
  • If your library is not listed, encourage your library to participate in EBSCOhost Connection.
  • If you are not a member of a library, you may obtain a library card at your local public library.


Q. What are the Categories and Topics used in EBSCOhost Connection?

The following categories and topics are available for browsing in EBSCOhost Connection:


  • Immigration Restrictions
  • Arctic Drilling
  • Border Walls
  • Gun Control
  • War on Terror
  • Iraq War
  • Bank Bailout
  • Economic Stimulus Package
  • Intelligent Design
  • Medicare


  • Global Warming
  • Globalization
  • North Korea
  • Afghanistan
  • Israel & the Palestinians
  • Pirates


  • Campaign Finance Reform
  • Carbon Offsetting


  • Executive Pay


  • Endangered Species
  • Alternative Energy Exploration


  • Blogging
  • Social Networking Sites
  • Carbon Offsetting
  • Nuclear Power


  • Obesity
  • Universal Health Care
  • Stem Cell Research
  • Vegetarianism


  • Literacy in Schools


  • Bullying in Schools


  • Social Networking Sites
  • Blogging
  • Nuclear Power


Q. How do I find my library when using EBSCOhost Connection?

To find your library in EBSCOhost Connection:

  1. Click the Click Here to Find a Library Near You button on the right.

  2. Enter a library name or part of a name, city, state, or province
    Enter your postal code and country to search by location.

  3. Click the Search Now button.

  4. Click the link for your library in the result list on the left.

  5. Login to EBSCOhost with your institution's credentials.


Q. When using EBSCOhost Connection, how do I know if an article is available in my library?

When using EBSCOhost Connection, you are able to search all articles made available by EBSCO in this service. However, if the library through which you are trying to access the article does not subscribe to the database the article is in, you will not be able to access the full text.

If you would like to see articles available through your library in EBSCOhost Connection, sign into your library's account before you begin searching for articles.

To sign in through EBSCOhost Connection:

  1. Access EBSCOhost Connection and click on Read More Courtesy of Your Local Library.

  2. Search for your library and sign in using your library credentials.

  3. Once you are logged in, you will see a message that says Find More Articles on This Topic courtesy of Your Library when you find articles that are not available to the library.

    This allows you to choose to search for similar articles at your library, or to keep browsing articles on EBSCOhost Connection.


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