EBSCOhost - Sullivan University Library

Sullivan University Library
EbsCOhost® is a database collection that is
provided by the Kentucky Virtual Library®
What is KYVL®?
KYVL® is a statewide library consortium
providing access to library and information
EBSCOhost® is one of those resources.
1. Go to the Sullivan University Library web page,
2. Select Articles and E-Books from the lefthand navigation
3. Click the “Login to Databases” link.
4. Log in using the instructions below the link. (Off-campus only.)
5. Click on EBSCOhost Web to access EBSCOhost.
The DATABASE screen will appear.
All of the DATABASES that you have access to
are listed on this screen.
You can find out more about a particular
database by clicking the MORE
INFORMATION link by each of the databases.
To search a single database, click on the
database name.
You will be taken to the default search
screen for that database.
To search several databases at the same time,
check the boxes next to the databases that you
want to search.
Once the selections are made, click the
CONTINUE button.
There are advantages and disadvantages to using this
A major advantage is that you may save time.
The disadvantages include the slowness of the search.
You may also lose some functionality (with
ESBCOhost®, you cannot do a Subjects or Publication
search using multiple databases).
The default search screen is a Basic Search by
Keyword Screen.
To perform a Basic Search by Keyword:
• Type the search word(s) in the entry box.
• Select limiter and expander options (if
• Click the SEARCH button.
• The database will return results containing
articles and publications in which the search
word(s) appear.
Boolean operators can be used in a KEYWORD
•AND: When AND is used, all the search terms
must appear in the search results.
•OR: When OR is used, any or all of the search
terms can appear in the results.
•NOT: When NOT is used, all the results must
contain the first term, but cannot contain the
second term.
Searches can also be refined (limited or
expanded) by searching for:
•Full text only
•A particular publication
Or searching within:
•Related words
•Full text articles
•The results of a BASIC SEARCH by KEYWORD
will be listed in date order (the most recent first).
•Basic citation information will be seen, along with
links to abstracts and/or full-text (if available).
•At the top of the results list, you will find the total
number of results that were found.
•There will also be an option to search only in the
results list for scholarly journals, magazines, or
other types of publication.
Once you click on an article or document from the
results list, the citation will appear.
You can choose to print, e-mail or save the
You can also add the citation to a folder that will
remain available until you leave the database.
You can click NEW SEARCH to return to a search
You can click HELP for further assistance.
The tabs and buttons at the top of the screen can be
used to maneuver through an EBSCOhost®
You can perform various searches or maneuver
through EBSCOhost® by clicking on a tab or
The Subjects (or Thesaurus) Search button can be
used to locate listings of periodicals or other
publications that contain the subject (topic) you are
looking for.
(NOTE: The Subjects Search is not available for
multiple database searches).
The Publications Search button allows you to
search for a particular publication, journal,
magazine, etc.
(NOTE: The publications search is not available
if you are searching multiple databases).
Business Source Complete offers a special
feature: Company Profiles.
The Company Profiles feature can be used to
pull up information about companies.
The Images button can be used to search for
photographic images.
The Choose Databases button brings you back
to the Database Selection screen.
By clicking the Sullivan University logo at the
top of the screen, you will be returned to the
library website.
Advanced Searching is available.
This allows you to enter a search using
keywords, the search history, limiters, and
field codes.
If you are interested in performing an
Advanced Search, it is recommended that you
consult the EBSCOhost® HELP screen for
further information.
EBSCOhost® databases can be a very
useful tool and reference source for you.
There are other methods and ways to use the
EBSCOhost® databases that have not been covered
in this presentation.
Be sure and click the HELP button for additional
assistance and ask your instructor or library staff
for information.
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