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Choosing EBSCOhost Integrated Search Databases

Learning More about a Database

There are two versions of the Choose Database Screen—brief and detailed. The brief version of the Choose Database Screen is available from any search or browse screen, result list, or citation details.

To learn more about a database:

  1. Click the Choose Databases link.

  2. Place your mouse over the Preview hover preview icon icon. A brief description of the database is displayed. To return to your previous screen, click OK.

    choose databases preview hover

  3. To view descriptions of all the databases available to you, click the Detailed View link. The Choose Databases Screen displays.

    choose databases - detailed view

  4. You can jump to a specific letter by using the A to Z browse list above the database names.

 

Choosing Databases to Search

EBSCOhost Integrated Search offers the ability to select the databases you want to search by database name or by subject area. Your library administrator decides how databases will be selected. Selecting Databases by Database Name

To select a database:

  1. Click the Choose Databases link. Select the database name, e.g., Academic Search Complete, MasterFILE Premier, etc. from the list of databases.

  2. To search more than one database, mark the check boxes to the left of the database names. You can also use the Select / deselect all check box to make your selections.

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  3. To save your selections, click OK; or click Cancel to discard your changes.

Selecting Databases by Subject Area

If your library groups your databases by subject area, the most recently selected database group is listed above the Find field. If additional groups are available, click the hyperlinked Show all to view them.

To select databases by subject area:

  1. Click the Choose Databases link. Select the subject area, e.g., Business and Legal, Science, General, etc. (Subject areas are customizable by your administrator.)

  2. To search more than one subject area, mark the check boxes to the left of the subject areas. (You can also use the Select / deselect all check box to make your selections.

    To view a list of databases in a subject area, hover your pointer over the hover preview icon icon.

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  3. To save your selections, click OK; or click Cancel to discard your changes.

Note: To view detailed descriptions of each subject area, click the Detailed View link.

Selecting from the Choose Databases by Subject Screen

EBSCOhost Integrated Search offers you the ability to view detailed descriptions of each subject area available to you from the Choose Databases window.

To view the Choose Databases by Subject Screen:

  1. Click the Choose Databases link. The Choose Databases by Subject window appears.

    choose databases by subject window

  2. Click the Detailed View link. The Choose Databases by Subject screen is displayed.

    choose databases by subject - detailed view

  3. Click a subject area to view the entire list of databases associated with that group as well as a description for each database.

  4. Place a check in the box for the subject area(s) you would like to search and click Continue. You can also select a subject area by clicking the group name.