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EBSCO Discovery Service

EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) provides a fast, streamlined search through a single search box, pulling together intuitive features and functionality, high-end indexing, and instant access to critical full text helping users find and access the highest-quality content for the best-possible research experience.

EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) - Information Sheet


Basic Searching on EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS)


EBSCO Discovery Service - Quick Start Guide


Using the Dashboard in the New EBSCO Interfaces



EBSCO Discovery Service Overview – Tutorial

This tutorial demonstrates the features of the EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) interface, including how to search for information of interest to you.


EBSCO Discovery Service - Improving Your Search Results – Tutorial

This tutorial demonstrates how you can improve your EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) search results using limiters, expanders, and facets found on the result list screen.


EBSCO Discovery Service Research Starters – Tutorial

This tutorial demonstrates the Research Starters feature on the EBSCO Discovery Service interface.


Finding Reliable Library Resources with EBSCO Discovery Service


Publication Finder - Overview Tutorial

This tutorial demonstrates how to use Publication Finder available within the Full Text Finder and EBSCO Discovery Service interfaces.


The Concept Map – Tutorial

This tutorial demonstrates the features of Concept Map. The Concept Map gives researchers a visual way to interact with their searches while also exploring additional related topics..


EBSCO Discovery Service Takeaway Guide


EBSCO's Publication Finder - Use To Find Specific Publications in the Databases

Use this search box to locate journals & magazines in the databases

Quick Links to Databases

  • Sage Publishing Online
    When performing a search in this database, please click on Browse in the "Search and Browse Journals by Discipline" box. On the next page, click on "SAGE Journals Available to Me".
  • Academic OneFile - Large, general-purpose collection from Gale. Includes many peer-reviewed titles and covers virtually every subject area.
  • Academic Search Complete - From EBSCO. Designed for academic institutions, this database is a leading resource for scholarly research. It supports high-level research in the key areas of academic study by providing journals, periodicals, reports, books and more.
  • AgeLine - From EBSCO. This database focuses exclusively on issues of aging and the population of people aged 50 years and older. Updated on a weekly basis, AgeLine is the premier online resource for social gerontology research.
  • Alternative Press Index - From EBSCO. A bibliographic database of journal, newspaper and magazine articles from hundreds of international alternative, radical and left periodicals. Covering 1991 to the present, it provides access to emerging theories and practices of social change.
  • APA PsycARTICLES - A robust database offering complete access to the full text of more than 100 landmark journals in behavioral science and related fields ranging from education, to nursing, to business, to neuroscience.
  • Art & Architecture Complete - Includes full-text coverage of more than 370 periodicals and more than 220 books with coverage dating back to 1937. It contains selective coverage for over 60 additional publications, and an image collection of over 63,000 images provided by Picture Desk and others. From EBSCO.
  • Associates Programs Source Plus - a database designed specifically for the research needs of two-year college students. Providing hundreds of full-text journals and books, it covers the most relevant subjects, including biotechnology, graphic arts, criminal justice and veterinary assisting.
  • AtoZ Food America - From World Trade Press. With thousands of recipes, hundreds of fascinating culture and ingredient articles, and essential culinary resources, Food America brings United States cuisines to you!
  • AtoZ World Food - From World Trade Press. AtoZ World Food is a food culture and traditional recipes database for 174 countries.
  • Boston Globe Article Archive- Coverage 1980 onwards. This is a database of written articles. There are no interactive articles. Provided by ProQuest.
  • Gale OneFile: Business - Perform in-depth research on management issues, economic indicators and business theories and practices, as well as on the activities of companies and industries.
  • Business Source Complete - With premium full-text content and peer-reviewed business journals, this database is an essential tool for business students. It covers all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, accounting, banking, finance and more.
  • Chronicle of Higher Education - Academic world's primary source of news and trend analysis. Includes fully searchable full-text articles, job announcements, reports on developments in information technology, and links to other Internet resources in higher education.
  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text - This database provides full-text access to journals from the fields of nursing and allied health.  CINAHL stands for Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature.  From EBSCO. 
  • CQ Researcher - Lengthy, original, and comprehensive reports and analysis on current news topics. Great for current events research and opinion papers. From Sage.
  • Credo Reference - Full-text encyclopedias and guides to most areas of study. Includes titles like: law and medical dictionaries, art and art image guides, food, music, science, and technology encyclopedias.  Also includes Mind Map, Credo's brainstorming tool. From Infobase.
  • Criminal Justice Database - Provides access to over 200 publications in criminal justice, encompassing corrections administration, criminal and family law, drug rehabilitation, industrial security, law enforcement, and social work.  From ProQuest.  Also listed under the letter "P".
  • Daedalus - Online journal.  Full text coverage from Winter 2004 to Fall 2006. Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
  • TDR/The Drama Review - Online journal.  Full text coverage from Spring 1998 to Summer 2003 and Summer 2004 to Spring 2007.
  • eBook Collection - From EBSCO. Access to the full-text of over 3,300 eBooks on subjects as diverse as computer programming, current literature, medicine, business, and law. 1,600 Project Gutenberg books, representing classic historical and literary works that have moved into the public domain, are also available. The EBSCO eBook Collection was formerly known as NetLibrary.
  • eBook Academic Collection - From EBSCO.
    • This growing subscription package contains a large selection of multidisciplinary e-books representing a broad range of academic subjects. The breadth of information available through this package ensures that students and scholars will have access to information relevant to their research needs.
    • Offering more than 180,000 e-books, this collection includes titles from leading university presses such as Oxford University Press, MIT Press, State University of New York Press, Cambridge University Press, University of California Press, McGill-Queen's University Press, Harvard University Press and many others. Additional academic publishers include Elsevier, Ashgate Publishing, Taylor & Francis, Sage Publications and John Wiley & Sons.
  • eBook Community College Collection - From EBSCO. Focused on the academic and trade information needs of community colleges, this multidisciplinary collection contains nearly 60,000 e-books, including thousands of workforce development titles from notable publishers including, Packt Publishing, Emereo and Charles C Thomas Publishers. The collection covers key subject areas including humanities, social sciences, business, science, technology and literary criticism.
  • ProQuest Ebook Central - This is a large collection of eBooks spanning multiple subject areas. With ebrary, you can search and view the full text of thousands of books through your web browser.  You can also download some of them to the device of your choosing. From ProQuest.
  • eLibrary - Full-text, general subject magazines, newspapers, and reference books as well as transcripts, maps, pictures, web links and audio-visual files. Great for current events.  From ProQuest.
  • Engineering Source - the premier database for professionals and researchers across all engineering disciplines, including biomedical, civil, electrical, mechanical, environmental and software. It includes hundreds of full-text engineering journals, magazines and trade publications, plus books, conference papers and more. From EBSCO.
  • Environment Complete - a leading full-text database for environmental studies. It provides hundreds of top environment journals and monographs covering agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, public policy, sustainability and other related subjects. It also includes millions of records and an environmental thesaurus. From EBSCO.
  • ERIC - The Educational Resources Information Center is a national information system designed to provide users with ready access to an extensive body of education-related literature.
  • Ethnic NewsWatch - Over 200 publications of the ethnic, minority and native press; searchable in both English and Spanish, with titles in both languages and more than 100,000 articles in Spanish.  From ProQuest.
  • European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750 - European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750 is a free archive of indexed publications related to the Americas and written in Europe before 1750. It includes thousands of valuable primary source records covering the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of Native American peoples.
  • Exchange - The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine. Online serial from EBSCO and accessible via EBSCO's Flipser platform.
  • Facts On File Issues & Controversies - Issues and Controversies helps researchers understand the crucial issues we face today, exploring more than 800 hot topics in business, politics, government, education, and popular culture. Updated weekly, with links to a 12-year back-file, Issues and Controversies offers in-depth articles made to inspire thought-provoking debates. This database is great for research papers and debate preparation. From Infobase.

  • Facts on File Issues & Controversies in History - This accessible educational database delivers dynamic, concise, and balanced coverage that provides the background, outcome, and contemporary points of view for every major debate and conflict in American history.  From Infobase.
  • Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text - from EBSCO. Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text is the pinnacle resource for researchers of film and television, providing the most comprehensive collection of full text from scholarly and popular sources, and spanning the entire spectrum of film and television studies.
  • Food Science Source - This database provides cover to cover full-text coverage from over 1,400 food industry related publications Also included are over 1,000 market and food industry reports and tens of thousands of articles from other magazines and journals. From EBSCO.
  • Gale Academic OneFile Select - From arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology, this database meets research needs across all academic disciplines.
  • Gale General OneFile - A large, general-topic database from Gale. A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics
  • Gale in Context: Global Issues - Offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Featured are hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, highly relevant sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues.
  • Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints - This database is the premier online resource covering today's hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration to marijuana. This cross-curricular resource supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Informed, differing views help learners develop critical-thinking skills and draw their own conclusions.
  • Gale in Context: Science - Thousands of topic overviews, experiments, biographies, pictures, illustrations, and the latest scientific developments.
  • Gale in Context: U.S. History - Access to over 4,000 historical (primary) documents, articles from more than 30 reference titles, and over 110 full-text journal covering themes, events, individuals and periods in U.S. history from pre-Colonial times to the present.
  • Gale in Context: World History - An array of primary sources, images, maps and charts which provide expansive geographic and chronologic research materials for the study of world history.
  • Gale Interactive: Science - A virtual lab which gives students access to interactive 3D models along with guided lessons and lab activities.
  • Gale LegalForms - Massachusetts - Offers a wide selection of Massachusetts-specific, customizable legal forms.
  • Gale Presents: Peterson's Test Prep - A companion to the Career Prep product, with help for a number of standardized tests and college research. You need to create a free account to access this resource.
  • GenderWatch - From ProQuest. Enhances gender and women's studies, and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) research by providing authoritative perspectives from 1970 to present. This well-established and highly reviewed resource offers over 300 titles, with more than 250 in full-text, from an array of academic, radical, community and independent presses.
  • Global Road Warrior - From World Trade Press. Global Road Warrior is a comprehensive country cultural database which features in-depth information on 175 countries.
  • GreenFILE - Covers all aspects of human impact to the environment. This collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. From EBSCO.
  • Health Care Management Review - Online journal.
  • Health Source: Consumer Edition  - A collection of consumer health information covering many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. From EBSCO.
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition - Scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names. From EBSCO.
  • HeinOnline - A premier online database containing more than 170 million pages and 200,000 titles of historical and government documents in a fully searchable, image-based format. HeinOnline bridges an important research gap by providing comprehensive coverage from inception of more than 2,600 law-related periodicals.
    • In addition to its vast collection of academic journals, HeinOnline contains the entire Congressional Record, Federal Register, and Code of Federal Regulations, complete coverage of the U.S. Reports back to 1754, and entire databases dedicated to treaties, constitutions, case law, world trials, classic treatises, international trade, foreign relations, U.S. Presidents, and much more.
  • HeritageQuest Online - From ProQuest. Provides access to more than 4.4 billion records. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.
  • Home Healthcare Now - Online journal.
  • Facts On File Issues & Controversies - Issues and Controversies helps researchers understand the crucial issues we face today, exploring more than 800 hot topics in business, politics, government, education, and popular culture. Updated weekly, with links to a 12-year back-file, Issues and Controversies offers in-depth articles made to inspire thought-provoking debates. This database is great for research papers and debate preparation. From Infobase.
  • JSTOR - Contains the backfiles (older issues) of over 50 scholarly journals; the most recent several years (usually three-five years) of any particular journal are not available via JSTOR. Includes almost one hundred years worth of articles.
  • Journal of Web Librarianship - Online journal.  An international, peer-reviewed journal focused on all aspects of librarianship as practiced on the World Wide Web, including both existing and emerging roles and activities of information professionals.
  • JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments) - JoVE is the leading producer and publisher of video resources for science education and research. With thousands of videos published across several disciplines in science, medicine, and engineering, the JoVE library provides clear, detailed illustrations of a vast range of scientific techniques and concepts.

JoVE Journal Description - JoVE Journal is the world’s first peer-reviewed scientific video journal. Scientific research is published in video form alongside text protocols, bringing to life the intricate details of experimental methods.

JoVE Journal: Biochemistry
JoVE Journal: Biology
JoVE Journal: Chemistry
JoVE Journal: Developmental Biology
JoVE Journal: Environment
JoVE Journal: Genetics
JoVE Journal: Neuroscience

JoVE Science Education - A video library dedicated to teaching the practice and theory of scientific experiments through engaging and easy-to-understand visual demonstrations.

JoVE Science Education: Advanced Biology - Video protocols and concepts of advanced experiments in biology.
JoVE Science Education: Basic Biology - Video protocols and concepts of basic experiments in biology.
JoVE Science Education: Chemistry - Video protocols and concepts of basic experiments in chemistry.
JoVE Science Education: Clinical Skills - Video protocols and concepts of skills performed in the clinical setting.
JoVE Science Education: Environmental Sciences - Video protocols and concepts of basic experiments in the environmental sciences

Other JoVE Collections 

Encyclopedia of Experiments: BiologyOnline video encyclopedias of advanced research experiments for scientists using the model organisms Drosophila melanogaster, Caenorhabditis elegans, and Danio rerio.
JoVE Core: BiologyJoVE Core: Biology brings biology to life through over 300 concise and easy-to-understand animated video lessons that explain key concepts in biology, plus more than 150 scientist-in-action videos that show actual research experiments conducted in today’s laboratories
JoVE Core: Molecular BiologyJoVE Core: Molecular Biology showcases the molecular processes of the cell through clear and concise animated video lessons. Additionally, in scientist-in-action videos, these concepts' application is demonstrated through actual experiments in modern laboratories
JoVE Lab Manual: BiologyComprehensive, curriculum-focused videos for both instructors and students in introductory biology lab courses

  • Kanopy - Fiction and non-fiction streaming movies database.
    • To request specific films from Kanopy for viewing and use, please complete the survey located in the following location: Kanopy Online Request Form
  • Literary Reference Center Plus - The definitive literary database covering all genres and timeframes. It includes thousands of full-text poems, short stories, synopses, critical essays, literary journals, reference books and author biographies, plus lesson plans and literary study guides. It gives students a complete foundation of literary reference works.

Literature Resource Center is Gale’s most current, comprehensive and reliable online literature database offering the broadest and most representative range of authors and their works including a deep collection of full-text critical and literary analysis. The database provides researchers with unbounding evidence to support their literary responses and thesis statements through a diversity of scholars and critics that ensure all views and perspectives are represented.

  • MasterFILE Premier - A general topic database that provides full text for nearly 1,700 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest. From EBSCO.
  • MathSciNet - From the American Mathematical Society. MathSciNet® is an electronic publication offering access to a carefully maintained and easily searchable database of reviews, abstracts and bibliographic information for much of the mathematical sciences literature.
  • Medline via EBSCO - Search the contents of Medline through EBSCO. Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine. Medline can also be used directly through the Pubmed website.
  • Middle Search Plus - Provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. From EBSCO.
  • Nexis Uni - Provides access to national and international newspapers, business and industry reports, and legal information including law reviews, federal and state laws, and individual cases.
  • New England Quarterly - Online journal.  A journal devoted to New England's cultural, literary, political, and social history.
  • Newspaper Source - Provides cover-to-cover full text for 47 national (U.S.) & international newspapers. From EBSCO.
  • New York Times Article Archive - Search the full text of The New York Times (starting in 1985). This is an archive of written articles; there are no interactive articles on this database. Provided by Gale.
  • NoodleTools - Citation creation tool.  You must register for a free account before being able to use. This login is of your choosing and can be different than any other login you have.  To Register, click on the blue Register to the right of "Don't have an account?" (See image below):

  • Nursing Research - Online journal. Issues available: July 1, 2015 to January 1, 2021 (Volume 64, Issue 4 through Volume 70, Issue 1).
  • Overdrive - eBook and eAudiobook database - provides online access to downloadable eBooks, electronic magazines, and eAudiobooks. Provided by NOBLE, our Library consortium. You can download the Libby app for your device here, to read on the go: https://meet.libbyapp.com/
  • Peterson's Test Prep - Gale Presents - A companion to the Career Prep product, with help for a number of standardized tests and college research. You need to create a free account to access this resource.
  • Philosopher's Index with Full Text - The leading full-text database covering all major fields of philosophy and related disciplines. It provides hundreds of full-text philosophy journals from around the world, many of which available with no embargo.
  • Points of View Reference Center - A collection of topic overviews, and analysis presenting both sides of many current and controversial issues. Great for opinion and argument papers. From EBSCO.
  • Primary Search - Provides full text for more than 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). From EBSCO.
  • Professional Development Collection - Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals. From EBSCO.
  • ProQuest Criminal Justice Database - Provides access to over 200 publications in criminal justice, encompassing corrections administration, criminal and family law, drug rehabilitation, industrial security, law enforcement, and social work. From ProQuest.
  • ProQuest Political Science Database -  Provides users access to over 450 leading political science and international relations journals. This collection provides the full text of many core titles included in Worldwide Political Science Abstracts. Political Science Database also includes thousands of recent, full-text, political science dissertations from U.S. and Canadian universities and other sources such as country reports and policy papers.
  • APA PsycARTICLES - A robust database offering complete access to the full text of more than 100 landmark journals in behavioral science and related fields ranging from education, to nursing, to business, to neuroscience.
  • Publicly Available Content Database - Designed to complement other databases and collections, this database brings together or links to full text for publicly available scholarly content from a number of different sources from around the world. It includes content from major subject repositories such as arXiv as well as open access journals. Content includes journal articles, pre-prints, books, conference papers and reports. 
  • PubMed/Medline - A database of professional biomedical literature. PubMed is a Web-based, searchable database of over 17 million article references published in more than 5000 biomedical journals and magazines. Pubmed contains a mix of full-text and citation-only articles.  To access the freely accessible articles, click on "Free full text available" under "Text availability".


  • Regional Business News - Coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. From EBSCO.
  • Religion and Philosophy Collection - Coverage of such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. From EBSCO.
  • Rock's Backpages - Rock's Backpages is an online archive of music journalism, sourced from freelance contributions to the music and mainstream press from the 1950s to the present day. The articles are full text and searchable, and all are reproduced with the permission of the copyright holders.
  • Sage Publishing Online - Provides online full-text access to 16 academic journals across multiple disciplines. Please note that coverage ranges correspond to past library subscriptions and do not necessarily cover up to the present day. Download the PDF for a title list and coverage ranges. 
    • When performing a search in this database, please click on Browse in the "Search and Browse Journals by Discipline" box. On the next page, click on "SAGE Journals Available to Me".
  • Science Database  - From ProQuest. It is a growing resource of 7.3 million full text articles from over 1,600 sources. In full-text format, researchers have access to all the charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, photos, and other graphical elements so vital to scientific and engineering literature. It supports the needs of students studying applied and general sciences.
  • Science Full-Text Select - Focusing on General Science, Applied Science and Technology, and Agriculture. Subjects include the study of food and energy issues, the environment, biological and chemical sciences, and engineering and computing technology. From EBSCO.
  • Science Online - Online magazine (from AAAS - American Association for the Advancement of Science).
  • Science Reference Center - Science Reference Center™ is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content. Topics covered include biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. From EBSCO.
    • Science Reference Center can also be accessed through a unique stand-alone interface. The same content is available through the standard EBSCO interface above.
  • The Serials Directory - Provides access to the most up-to-date and accurate bibliographic information as well as current pricing structures for popular serials. From EBSCO.
  • 60 Minutes: 1997-2004 - For the first time ever, nearly two decades of television’s most preeminent program are available online in one expansive streaming video resource. The 60 MINUTES: 1997–2014 collection from Alexander Street grants unprecedented access to the CBS News archives from this period, including many episodes not widely seen since their original broadcast. From ProQuest and Alexander Street.
  • SocINDEX with Full Text - From EBSCO. A robust sociology research database. It provides full-text, peer-reviewed sociology journals covering many studies including gender studies, criminal justice, social psychology, racial studies, religion and social work.
  • Statistical Insight - From ProQuest. Spans millions of full-text reports and more than 1 million published tables on thousands of different topics. It provides fast and easy access to statistical information produced by U.S. federal agencies, states, private organizations, and major intergovernmental organizations. It also offers broad perspectives and insight on long-term national trends and implications paired with the ability to narrow results. Whether users are looking for tables, statistical reports, publication abstracts, or datasets, results are ranked by relevance.
  • Swank Digital Campus - Swank Digital Campus provides a customizable academic streaming library of over 25,000 feature films, documentaries and foreign films from the largest movie studios, including Walt Disney, Warner Bros., Paramount, NBCUniversal, Columbia Pictures, Lions Gate, MGM, Miramax and many more. 
  • Teacher Reference Center - Indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators. From EBSCO.
  • Transparent Languages for Libraries - Available as both a mobile app and on the web, provides lessons and language learning for more than 100 different languages. You need to create a free account to access this resource.
  • U.S. History in Context (Gale in Context: U.S. History) - From Gale.  Also listed under the letter "G" for Gale in the A-Z List.
  • Videatives - Database of short videos geared toward Early Childhood Education (ECE).
  • WestlawNext - To gain access, please request a login and password from your Paralegal professor.




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