Basic Searching on EBSCO Interfaces

The Basic Search Screen of EBSCO interfaces lets you create a search with limiters, expanders, and Boolean operators.

To create a Basic Search:

  1. Enter your search terms in the Find field on the Basic Search screen.

  2. Click the Search Options link, if you would like to use any of the optional Limiters or Expanders. To close the Search Options, click the link again.

    Basic Search Screen with Search Options Available

  3. Select a specific search mode, such as "Find all of my search terms," or "SmartText Searching."

  4. Apply Limiters such as Full Text or Publication type; or use search options that expand your search, such as "Apply related words." 

  5. Click the Search button. The Result List displays.

    Result List Screen

The search field is displayed above the Result List. Your search terms, limiters and expanders are retained.  To revise your search, you can apply the limiters under Limit To on the left or click the Show More link to view all available limiters.

ID: 3819
Topic: Interface Features
Services: EBSCOhost Research Interface, EBSCOhost Canadian, EBSCOhost UK, Literary Reference Center, Points of View Reference Center, Small Engine Repair Reference Center, Home Improvement Reference Center, Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center, EBSCOhost Aust/NZ, EBSCO Discovery Service, Legal Information Reference Center, Literary Reference Center Plus, Science Reference Center, History Reference Center, Australia/New Zealand Points of View, Poetry & Short Story Reference Center
Updated: February 2016

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