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How do you use EBSCO databases?

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EBSCO provides searchable databases, information products and services to subscribing academic institutions, libraries, schools,government and military organizations thatare generally utilized in the same manner as anInternet or other database search: keyword, titles anddescription searcheswithadvanced search engine technique options. EBSCO databases range from digital archives to e-books and are accessible through the individual institution's subscriptions to each specific database.

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In order to use an EBSCO database:

  1. Choose an institution and the database
  2. EBSCO offers many searchable databases. The database used depends on what information the user needs; databases range from providing advise on what book of fiction to read next to clinical decision support forhealthcare professionals. EBSCO databases include EBSCO Discovery Service that provides entire collection of resources within one search. Once a database is chosen, the user may have to log in with subscription information to access.

  3. Search the database
  4. EBSCO database can be searched by title, keyword or description. Advanced search options are also available. For example, if a user wants a book but cannot remember the title, the advanced options will search under plot description or author.

  5. Support for EBSCO databases
  6. The EBSCO website provides support and training materials. The school, library or institution that subscribes to the databases can also be a support source for users.

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