Academic Search Complete
Academic Search Premier
AHFS Consumer Medication Information
Business Source Complete
Business Source Elite
Education Research Complete
Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
Health & Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI)
Health Source - Consumer Edition
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
LGBT Life with Full Text
Library Literature & Information Science Full Text
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
MAS Ultra - School Edition MEDLINE with Full Text
Mental Measurements Yearbook
Military & Government Collection
Primary Search PsycARTICLES
Regional Business News
SocINDEX with Full Text
EBSCO Family of Databases
including PsycInfo, Academic Search Premier & Business Source Complete, ERIC & Education Research Complete
Alliant Library http://library.alliant.edu
Searching techniques should be similar for all
For further descriptions of the databases and the subject areas they cover please see the Ebscohost research database page. Online help from EBSCO is also available.
Access: Alliant students, faculty and staff members
From Alliant Library's homepage, click Databases, then EBSCOhost Research Databases. Remote users will be prompted for name and ID number. If you have not activated your library account, go to the library homepage, under Services, click Activate Account and fill out the form.
Mobile/iPhone Apps: Information located at http://www.ebscohost.com/academic/mobile-access.
Advanced search (default): Type terms, select a field to search for each term (or leave as default), and then click Search.
Choose databases: Click Choose Databases. Add or subtract databases by clicking boxes.
Search Options/Modes: Located below search boxes. Options –
Other Search “Tricks”
Limit Your Search –Full-text only, Scholarly (Peer Review) Journals, a specific publication, publication date. Selecting any of the common limiters will then be applied to all databases searched. A limiter will appear in the common limiters section only if it is available in all the databases you selected.
Special Limiters - If you are searching more than one database, under the “limit your search” area “special limiters” sections appear. The database-specific limiters appear under the heading Special limiters for: Database Name. (e.g., Special limiters for: Academic Search Premier) Selecting a special limiter applies only to the database under which it appears.
Clicking “Full Text” (HTML or PDF) will take you directly to the full-text article or to a page with an abstract where clicking another link is required to open full-text. Sometimes a Find Full-text link is offered. In this case, when clicked, you will either be taken to the full-text or to a page with an ArticleReach link. You can request the item through ArticleReach (click the term, Can’t find it? Click here to request it for free through ArticleReach/Interlibrary Loan!). If you are ever directed to a page that requires payment for an article, exit the page. There is no need to pay for any article. Instead go to ArticleReach or Inter Library Loan (ILL).
This guide is to help you start your research. For further research assistance please contact your home library.
Rev. 4/2015 RES