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EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS)

Accessing Resources

There are various ways that you can access resources in EDS. To view your options, click on the dropdown menu labeled ACCESS OPTIONS on the results page or in the items record page.

Direct Access


PDF Full Text

Access the PDF of the resources in EDS.


EPUB Full Text

Access the eBook format directly in EDS.


Online Full Text

Access the resource in HTML directly in EDS.


Full Text from {Vendor Name}

Direct link to vendor or publisher record using authentication via the EZproxy, which provides full-text access when available.

Indirect Access


Online Access Options

Links to a page with all available full text options through the library.


Find it @ WVU Libraries

When available, access to PDF full text.  If not available, will redirect to a separate WorldCat page to request an ILL or try another source.


Retrieve Catalog Link

Links to the WorldCat record for the item.


Request from another library (ILL)

Links to auto-populated InterLibrary Loan form in ILLiad.



Open Access PDF (published version)

Redirects to open access full text PDF.