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EBSCO Discovery Services (EDS) | Getting Started

EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS)

Additional Resources

Need Help?

need help box

Some searches will retrieve Need Help? boxes that will appear at the top of you results page.  The Need Help? box contains contact information for subject librarians who can help you, based on your keyword search.  Click "Contact" to be redirected to a page with contact information and select the right subject librarian for your campus.

Text to Speech

EDS offers text to speech accessibility on EBSCO database articles.   To access, conduct a search and select  "Online full text" or "PDF" from the "Access options" dropdown menu, where applicable (it may be necessary to select the "Full Text" or "Peer Reviewed" search filters underneath the search box to limit results to articles).

These access options will redirect to EBSCO database resources with the text to speech feature.  Text to speech is indicated by a headphone icon located at the top of the full text article. 

Selecting will load the player.

Research Starters

Some searches will retrieve Research Starters that will appear at the top of you results page. The resources can provide background information on a topic that your researching. These articles are citable and a primarily derived from Salem Press publications.

Credo Reference

Credo Reference

Some searches will retrieve Credo Reference results that will appear at the bottom of your results page. These results can provide additional background information on a topic and related topics that you are researching. Selecting a result will redirect to Credo Reference's site for more exploration of the topic or related topics.



All searches will retrieve Recommendations that will appear with each search result as a "More Like This" button.  Selecting this button will display up to five similar resources.

Select the title or "View details" button of a resource to redirect to the resource record display where a "More Like This" tab will show many similar results.

Some results may not populate recommendations despite displaying the "More Like This" button or tab.

Item Records

Click on the TITLE of an item or click on VIEW DETAILS to view the resource record which provides information about the item, access options, and resource sharing options.


Access Options

Use the ACCESS OPTIONS dropdown menu to see the ways that you can retrieve the full-text. If full-text of the resources is not directly available you can use REQUEST FROM ANOTHER LIBRARY (ILL) option.


Download Options

If the resource is available for direct download through EDS, you can use the DOWNLOAD option to directly download the resource to your device. You can also download metadata for the file here.


Organize and Share Options

If you have created and logged into your MyEBSCO account, you can bookmark a resource, add it to a project, share, or create a permalink here.

Resources Outside of EDS

Not every resources that you can access through the library is available in EDS. Use these options to access these resources.


Supplemental Sources

Link to a listing of resources that cannot be accessed in EDS.


My Library Account

Links to your library account. In your library account you can see physical items that you have checked out from the library, due dates, fines, and holds that you have on items.


Search eJournals

Allows you to search all journal and periodical publications that the library provides access to.