EBSCOhost is a series of 22 databases for magazines, journals, and other current research. It provides information on topics such as education, health and business.
Find it on our library home page under BadgerLink.
When you open BadgerLink, you will find six different databases, each offering something different for your research, plus nine general sources.
General resources start here.
When you open EBSCOhost, these are just a few of your choices. Choose the web version!
Click the databases you want to search. You can search as many or as few at a time as you want. Choosing many databases sometimes slows down the search.
Choose advanced search.
The advanced search feature is shown here combining a search for water quality and manufacturing.
In the next screen you will see how you can change the pull-down menus to direct what EXACTLY you want to search. This is the advanced search method. It lets YOU control exactly what you want to search.
Pull-down menus for all searching.
The first red arrow shows how many hits we got when we searched for this term. The second one shows that we marked “full text” so that we don’t get just the name (citation) of an article or the summary (abstract) of the article. We want the whole thing.
A full-text file identified.
Opening the article gives you the title, author, the source (name of the magazine) and the length of the article. It will also give you other ideas for search terms under the Subject terms. The abstract is a summary of the article.
EBSCOhost lets you print the article. But you can also email it to yourself, email it to a friend, cite the article, export it to a bibliographic manager, and add it to a folder.
You can decide which format you want to use. Do you need APA, AMA, or MLA? Find out from your instructor what format they require ahead of time.
This is what that article might look like in APA style. Note the persistent link to get back to the article for further information.
To get help with internal citations, use this link.
Using the links provided by EBSCOhost brings you to a cite where you can find out how to cite your source, whether it is a picture, a sound bite, an interview or a government document.
Know the difference between an abstract and the full text of the article. In some journals, the abstract can be 2-3 pages long.
To reach EBSCOhost from off campus either from your own home computer or from another library, use http://shorewoodschools.org then go to: High School For Students and Family Library Resources PowerPoint prepared by Jill Perfect as a teaching tool using EBSCOhost database.