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How do I search for eBooks in EBSCOhost Collection Manager?

EBSCOhost Collection Manager (ECM) is an easy-to-use tool for building and managing your eBook and Audiobook collections on EBSCOhost.

To search for titles:

  1. Enter your search terms in the Find field on the Home screen.

    searching ECM
  2. Choose the search field from the optional Select Field drop-down list (for example, search in only the Title or Author field of the citation).

    Note: When using the LC Classification field, be sure to place quotes around your two letter phrase. For example: 'HB'

  3. If you need additional rows, click the + (plus) button. To delete a row, click the - (minus) button.

  4. If desired, repeat steps 1 and 2 for any Find fields you added and select a Boolean operator (AND, OR, NOT) to combine the Find field entries.

  5. To view additional search options, click the Full Search Options link below the Find fields.

    full search options
  6. Select from the available Search Options:

    • Content Type - Select either All, eBooks, or Audiobooks  to limit results to that type.

    • Edition - Select this limiter to exclude abridged titles from the result list.

    • Holdings - Select this limiter to exclude owned and un-owned titles in the result list. Leaving it unmarked will display all books that match your search results, even those that you already own.

    • Date Added - Check the box for Limit Search to titles added to EBSCOhost in the last: Enter a number in the field and select an option from the drop-down menu to limit results to recent titles available in EBSCOhost.

      Example: 14 days

    • Eligibility - Select options to find titles that are only:

      • Downloadable - Select this limiter to search only for titles that are downloadable.

      • Available for PDA - Select this limiter to search only for titles that are eligible for Patron Driven Acquisition (PDA.)

      • Available for Loan - Select this limiter to limit your search result to only books that are available for a Loan option.

      • Eligible for Consortia Discount - Select this limiter to search only for titles that are eligible for a consortia discount.

        Note: Consortia Discounts are not applied through ECM, please contact your sales rep to learn more about the discounts offered for consortia purchases.

    • Language - Select a language from the drop-down menu to limit results to titles in a certain language.

    • Publication Year - Enter a Start year and/or End year to limit the publication year of titles returned in your results.

    • List Price - Limit your results by entering a minimum and maximum list price. Searches will include only results with a list price greater than or equal to the minimum and/or less than or equal to the maximum entered in the fields.

  7. Click the Search button. The Result List displays.

  8. The search field is displayed above the Result List. To revise your search, you can use the facets in the left column under Refine Your Results to apply limiters and refresh your results.

  9. Click Show More to display all available limiters in the facet and click Update.

    show more - facets
  10. Add a title to a list by clicking the Add to List/PDA for the desired title.

    result list - add to list

    Note: Click the Add Page to List/PDA link at the top of the results to add all displayed titles to a list.

  11. Select an existing list or Create New List from the Select List drop-down.

  12. Select an Access Model from the available options and click Add to List.

  13. If you selected to create a new list, enter a list name in the window that appears and click Create List.

    The title is added to your existing or newly created list.