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Is EBSCOhost compliant with the Z39.50 Bath profile?

The EBSCO server is Version 3 compliant. EBSCO does support elements of Level 0 of the Bath profile.

5.A Functional Area A: Basic Bibliographic Search and Retrieval

EBSCO partly meets Conformance Level 0. It does not supply SUTRS records for BRIEF and FULL element sets. It does supply SUTRS records for full text.

 

5.A.0.1. Author Search - Precision Match for Established Name Heading

EBSCO indexes the author in the form last name, first name. EBSCO supports this search fully.

 

5.A.0.2. Title Search - Keyword

EBSCO supports this search fully.5.A.0.3. Subject Search - Keyword

EBSCO supports this search fully for most general interest databases. Some non standard databases such as MEDLINE have non standard subject indexes (EG MeSH).

 

5.A.0.4. Any Search - Keyword

EBSCO does support 1016 (any) in all Proprietary databases. We are also updating our older secondary databases to support this field in an ongoing manner.

 

Higher Functional Levels: EBSCO supports higher functionality such as SCAN, many different USE attributes, all relation attributes, and truncation 1, 2, 3, and 100.

 

5.B. Functional Area B: Bibliographic Holdings Search and Retrieval

This functional area is not defined at this time

 

5.C. Functional Area C: Cross-Domain Search and Retrieval

EBSCO does not support SUTRS record format for BRIEF and FULL element sets at this time.

 

5.C.0.1. Creator Search - Keyword

EBSCO indexes the author in the form last name, first name. EBSCO supports this search fully.

 

5.C.0.2. Title Search - Keyword

EBSCO supports this search fully.

 

5.C.0.3. Subject Search - Keyword

EBSCO supports this search fully for most general interest databases. Some non standard databases such as MEDLINE have non standard subject indexes(EG MeSH).

 

5.C.0.4. Any Search - Keyword

EBSCO has created index 1016 on all Proprietary databases, and the search will be fully supported. Most secondary databases have created index 1016, and the remainder are being updated, at which time the search will be fully supported for all databases offered by EBSCO.