Viewing Results in EBSCO Interfaces

This page describes the features of the EBSCO interface Result List, including limiters, facets, results sorting options, and the Share menu options.

Search results can be citations, full text articles, document summaries or abstracts, and can include links to full text.

Sample Result List Screen

The Result List Screen has three columns:

You can hide or show the different areas by clicking the control arrows at the top of the left and right columns. Your library administrator decides whether the facets in the left column are displayed.

Note: Result List features vary by EBSCO interface. For example, certain interfaces will not display the Related Information column on the right side of the page.

Left - Refine Search

The Left Column displays the Current Search, Limiters, and Facets

Middle - Results Display

Results Display – The articles that were found are displayed in the center of the Result List Screen. You can also access the Result Sort, Page Options, and Share drop-down menus from the Results column.

Right - Related Information

When additional sources such as images, blogs, widgets, and Web news are available, they will be displayed in this column.


Page Options

Use this drop-down menu to customize how your result list page is displayed.

Note: The setting currently being used is highlighted with a yellow box.

To set your Page Options:

  • Result Format - Click the select a result list format.

  • Image QuickView - Select whether or not you would like thumbnails of images from your articles to display on the result list.

  • Results per page - Select the number of results per page you would like displayed.

  • Page Layout - Select your desired column layout for the Result List.

Page Options

Share Menu

To use the Share menu:

  • Add to folder - Add all displayed articles to the folder or add the search to the folder as a persistent link to a search.

  • Create an alert - Create a search alert e-mail or an RSS feed right from the Result List, even if you are not signed in to My EBSCOhost.

  • Use Permalink - Highlight the link text and copy using your browser's copy function. You can immediately paste the link into a web site, document or e-mail.

    You can also store links to your EBSCOhost pages to social bookmarking sites such as dig,, Technorati, bloglines, etc.

  • Export Results - If enabled by your administrator, click to email a link to download exported results.


ID: 3987
Topic: Interface Features, Database Products and Content
Services: EBSCOhost Research Interface, EBSCOhost Canadian, EBSCOhost UK, EBSCOhost Aust/NZ
Updated: July 2015

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