The standard layout for an EBSCO database includes the following features:
1. A standard banner across the top of the screen which displays the following options:
The right side of this banner also includes options for account creation, viewing and language preferences, and help.
2. A search box in the center of the screen, which defaults to a Basic search.
3. Advanced search options can be activated by clicking the Search Options and Advanced Search links located near the search box.
The following image shows the entry page to an EBSCO database:
The search results list is uniform across all EBSCO platforms. It contains the following:
Limit items to only full text, peer reviewed, by year, by publication type, and numerous other options in this panel.
View the list of search results, sorted by relevance by default, with options to change the way those materials are sorted in your list.
Unfold the Additional Features panel to view related news and images which apply to your search.
The following image shows the standard view of the search results page:
Resources in an EBSCO database display in the following formats:
Items may be indexed in EBSCO, but not completely available through an EBSCO database. When that happens, a Full Text Finder link will lead you to other databases or publisher websites where the information may be available.
HTML documents are created as though they are being typed directly on the computer screen. Many HTML formatted resources also contain screen reader capability
PDF documents are scanned directly from the original publication. PDF resources often contain a Table of Contents for the journal or book.
You can also request an item through the Interlibrary Loan icon. This allows the library to retrieve items from other institutions. However, these are not always guaranteed and can take days to process.