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How to Use EBSCO Databases & Academic Search Complete

Get the basics, how to cite, how to link to articles and more. EBSCO Academic Search Complete is used an example in this guide, but the EBSCOhost interface works the same way in most of the EBSCOhost databases.

Share articles, eBooks, Journals, Searches

Link to EBSCOhost articles, eBooks, journals and searches so that they can be accessed on or off campus.

Share Articles

On & Off Campus

The first step is to get a durable link for the article. For most databases, the URL you see in your browser address bar is a temporary link that will not provide access to the article for other users. The durable link will provide on campus access. Here's how:

  1. On the resource page, look for the permalink icon  Permalink Iconto open a permalink window above the record or article (or eBook)
  2. Copy the URL.


HTML Full Text View

Try the Live Link

Share Journals

In EBSCOhost you can share a link to a specific journal. Journals accessed this way may be browsed by year or searched. Here's how:
  1. Click on Share
  2. Grab the URL from the Use Permalink box.

You can also send email alerts or RSS feed of articles as they become available (have to create free EBSCOhost account for email).



Try the Live Link

Share via E-Mail Tool

ShareYou can email EBSCOhost articles and eBooks to yourself and others using the E-Mail tool.

  1. Click E-mail on the article/eBook page.
  2. When the email box pops up above the article/eBook, enter your email address.
  3. If you'd like to send to more than one person, use a semicolon between each e-mail address. (; Select the citation format you'll be using from the drop-down list.
  4. Click Send.


Share Searches

While viewing your search result list, click the Share option at the top of your result list to get the Permalink. Notice from these options that you can also create an alert, add to your folder, or create an RSS feed to add to your news reader.

Sample Result List Screen

Try the Live Link

Share a Folder

The EBSCOhost Shared Folder feature lets you add articles to your personal folders and share them with other EBSCOhost users such as students, colleagues, or anyone interested in a specific topic. This feature requires a free EBSCOhost account.