The Library Department takes this opportunity to inform its patrons that we have full access to Ebscohost Databases. EBSCOHOST offers patrons a new and exciting virtual way of finding information for research and reading purposes.

What is Ebscohost?

Ebscohost is a web-searchable collection of online databases that cover a wide range of general and academic topics.
When you search using Ebscohost, you are not searching the "open" Internet. You are not looking at Web sites. You are looking at electronic versions of edited or peer reviewed periodicals that already exist in print format. The library purchases the electronic format because more journals are available for less money.
It is important to note that articles from magazines and journals included in Ebscohost databases have the same content as articles in the original hard copy version of the periodical. The only difference is that they are in electronic format.

Databases included in Ebscohost

Academic Search Premier
This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.

Business Source Premier
Business Source Premier is the industry’s most used business research database, providing full text for more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles. This database provides full text back to 1886, and searchable cited references back to 1998. Business Source Premier is superior to the competition in full text coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. This database is updated daily on EBSCOhost.

CINAHL with Full Text
CINAHL® with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive source of full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 610 journals indexed in CINAHL®. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL index - with no embargo. Full-text coverage dates back to 1981.

Caribbean Search
Caribbean Search is a multidisciplinary database that provides a comprehensive guide to English-language articles pertinent to the countries and people of the Caribbean region. The collection contains over 730 Caribbean focused scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, reports and reference books making this the largest collection of full text content available to academic, school and public libraries in the region. This database is updated weekly on EBSCOhost.

Education Research Complete
Education Research Complete is the definitive online resource for education research. Topics covered include all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing. Education Research Complete provides indexing and abstracts for more than 2,100 journals, as well as full text for more than 1,200 journals, and includes full text for nearly 500 books and monographs.

Environment Complete
Environment Complete contains more than 2.4 million records from more than 2,200 domestic and international titles going back to 1888 (including over 1,350 active core titles) as well as more than 190 monographs. The database also contains full text for more than 920 journals.

Fuente Académica
Fuente Académica offers more than 450 scholarly journals from Latin America, Portugal and Spain. All major subject areas are covered with particular emphasis on agriculture, biological sciences, economics, history, law, literature, philosophy, psychology, public administration, religion and sociology. The database is updated weekly.

Hospitality & Tourism Complete
Hospitality & Tourism Complete covers scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism. This collection contains more than 828,000 records, with coverage dating as far back as 1965. There is full text for more than 490 publications, including periodicals, company & country reports, and books.


How do I get to Ebscohost?

  1. Through the web browser, go to: http://www.ub.edu.bz and click on “Ebscohost Database” link located under “UB LIBRARIES”
  2. You’ll come across eight options: Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier and so forth. Choose one or more of the Ebscohost databases to search and click “Continue”.


How do I search Ebsco databases?

Searching the database can be as simple as typing a keyword or phrase in the Find blank, and clicking the  Search  Button. The Boolean search operators and, or and not can be used to create a very broad or very narrow search.
For example, if you have several words or phrases, you can combine them using the word "and".
For articles studying the effects of NAFTA on employment, you could type…

nafta and employment    
<click the Search button>
To improve your results, consider using the truncation symbol *  when you search. For example, when you type…

nafta and employ*    
<click the Search button>
…the asterisk tells the database to search for "employment", "employers", "employees", etc.

Field Searching:
You can also search specific parts (fields) of an article or article citation. For example, if you want to limit your search to a specific source (journal, magazine, newspaper), you can combine your keyword(s) with "so:  title of the periodical". For example, to articles on Microsoft from Newsweek  you could type…

microsoft and so: newsweek   
<click the Search button>
Additional fields can be searched by using the following tags:  
AU Searches for the author(s) of an article:
au: sagan, carl   
TI Searches the title of an article:
ti: life and mars  
SU Searches the subject heading of an article:
su: outer space
AB Searches the abstract (summary) of an article:
ab: pathfinder

The  Advanced  search  screen makes it easy to control your search strategy.
From the main search screen, click on the Advanced Search button. 
Type your keyword(s) or phrases in the Find  box.
The pull-down menu to the right of the boxes Labeled In can be used to search specific fields, e.g. Author, title, or subject.
<Click the Search button>

Search Tips:
The Ebsco Web Advanced search screen makes it easy to limit your results to:
Specific periodicals (journals, magazines, newspapers).

  • Articles published within a certain range of dates.
  • Articles that are available full text.
  • Peer-reviewed (refereed) journals.

Can I browse the table of contents of articles from a particular periodical?

Yes. Click on the Publications button at the top of the screen. Type in as much of the name of the periodical as you know. Click on the title of the periodical to browse table of contents.

How do I display the articles I find?

An icon under the left of the title will indicate if the article is provided full-text. Many articles have both a "full page image" (PDF format) and a "full-text"
(HTML format) option. Click on the icon to display the full text of an article, or simply click on the title of the article (underlined and highlighted in blue

What can I do with the articles I display?

Click on one of the following buttons at the top of the screen to perform the desired action:   

  1. Print: Select options and click on Print  
  2. E-mail: Type in your full e-mail address and click on Send   
  3. Save: After clicking on the Title of the article, there is the “save” option on the right of the screen under the “Tools” section. You may also save by clicking the view full-text option and when file is downloaded or in view-mode, select file>save as.
  4. Cite: You can find the “cite” option under the same “Tools” section on the right of the screen. Citation options will include APA and MLA formats, among others.

What can I do if I have questions or problems?

For additional information visit our Libraries and ask for help from our Reference Staff.

You can also contact our staff by telephone numbers:
            Central Campus: 822-3680 Ext. 143
            Management & Social Science: 22-3273 Ext. 121
            Toledo Campus: 702-2720 Ext. 26

You can e-mail us at reference@ub.edu.bz.

You can also visit the Online Help  available on the  Ebscohost webpage.