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How to Use EBSCOhost Academic Search Complete: Tips and Tricks

Information on how to search EBSCO's Academic Search Complete.

Filter your results

There are many ways you can filter your results for a more refine search.

FULL-TEXT: You always want to make sure that when you're searching within EBSCOhost, you check the Full Text box; this will ensure that every article you pull up will have the full article and not just an abstract. 

PEER-REVIEWED: If your instructor is asking you to find "peer-reviewed" journal articles, EBSCOhost is a great place to filter for those. Simply, check the Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals box. 

PUBLICATION DATE: Usually, instructors ask that your sources fall within the last 5-10 years. Because there are constantly new studies and findings coming out, it is important that you retrieve the most up-to-date results. Therefore, make sure you change the publication date accordingly.

SOURCE TYPES: EBSCOhost carries a variety of sources such as academic journals, magazines, newspapers, etc. If you are looking for magazines specifically, you can filter for just magazines by checking the magazines box.

Filter results in ebscohost

Boolean Operators


EBSCOhost have what is called Boolean Operators that can help you narrow your research to retrieve the most relevant results.


Find articles using both keywords


Find articles using either keywords


Find articles that excludes the keyword

Choose databases

We subscribe to many databases in EBSCOhost. To see more databases, click on "Choose Databases." 

Choose EBSCO databases

Put your cursor over the yellow icon to see what each database have in its collection.

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