EBSCOhost is a comprehensive reference search engine for libraries and academia. It is one of the most-used reference resources in the world and is maintained by EBSCO Industries as of 2015. The subscription-based service includes extensive access to digital archives and research databases.
EBSCOhost allows a user to search and access full-text reference articles, online journals and thousands of e-books. A user may choose between basic or advanced searches, including in multiple languages. EBSCOhost also offers a password-protected storage option that saves search results and search histories in an organized personal folder system. Journal Alerts may be programmed to notify the user when a new journal issue is added to a particular database.