Answered By: Anthony McMullen
Last Updated: Apr 02, 2017     Views: 167

I think what you want is to be able to limit your search to full text. How you do that depends on which database within EBSCOHost you are using. EBSCOHost is the search software, not the database. EBSCOHost is able to search dozens of databases, but the databases are not all the same. Many EBSCOHost databases like Academic Search Complete or CINAHL with Full Text have online full text available. Others don't.

If the database has full text, there will usually be a check box on the search screen that says "Full Text" or "Linked Full Text". If you check that box, the system will limit the search to just those that are full text in that database or another EBSCOHost database that Edinboro buys.

EBSCOHost allows you to select and search multiple databases at the same time, but doing that causes problems in limiting to full text. If you include a non-full text database in the list of databases to search, your searches may bring up results which have no full text. If you wish full text only, it is best to search each database individually.

Many of Edinboro's article databases are not from EBSCO.  While searching them, look for a box to check Full Text.  If there is no full text, you can look for the article by clicking on Check for Availability.

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