Answered By: Catherine Dean
Last Updated: Mar 08, 2023     Views: 2

How do I locate and access a known database?


Finding a known database. Example: EBSCO

1. The quickest way to find EBSCO is through the Databases button on our home page

Screenshot of John F. Moss Library home page with Databases button circled

2. From the Database A-Z list, there are three options for searching EBSCO databases: (A) Searching for the EBSCOHOST Portal, (B) Filtering by the EBSCO Vendor, or (C) Filtering by First Letter of the Title. 


A) Search for the EBSCOhost Portal

2. From there, you can type 'EBSCOhost' into the search bar, and you will see the EBSCOHOST Portal, which allows you to select as many or as few EBSCO databases as you would like to search.

Screenshot of Database A-Z list with results for 'EBSCOhost' search. EBSCOhost portal is selected.

3. On the select resource screen, the easiest option to select is the EBSCOhost Web - All databases option, but you can also pick an individual database. 

screenshot of Select Resource screen with All-Databases showing

Screenshot of Select Resource page. Search Individual Databases list is shown. Note Business Source Complete option.


(B) Filtering by the EBSCO Vendor

If you would prefer to see all EBSCO databases with their descriptions on the A-Z list page, so you can select a more specific database for your topic, you can use the Vendors/Providers dropdown menu to select EBSCO.

A-Z list page, with Vendors/Providers dropdown expanded and EBSCO highlighted.


(C) Filtering by First Letter of the Title

The third option is to search by the first letter of the title. For 'EBSCO', select the 'E' from the menu across the top.

Database List with letter 'E' filter selected.

You will see the list of all databases starting with that letter along with their descriptions. Select 'EBSCOHOST Portal.'


Accessing the Database

Once you have selected your database, you will be taken through the authentication process, where you may be prompted to enter your Eagle ID and password (same credentials you use for Blackboard).