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ACCESSING EBSCO DATABASES
FROM THE VANN LIBRARY WEBSITE
On the right side of the library home page,
from the top of the right hand column.
Click "E" from the "Alphabet Bar" or scroll down to the in the list of databases to the "E's" and find "EBSCOhost Databases" (there are multiple choices for EBSCO, so be sure to pick "EBSCOhost Databases") and click.
Choose the database or databases that best fit your topic and click at either the top or bottom of the database list.
Enter key terms in the search fields, rather than a whole sentence or phrase.
For example, instead of entering a phrase into the first search box...
"What function do stories about monsters serve in society?"
You will want to pull out key terms to use such as
monsters, function, society
You should enter each term on a separate line in the search box and consider trying synonyms. Some synonyms for this example might be:
purpose instead of function
culture instead of society
These steps will get you started searching the EBSCO databases. For further assistance, please Ask A Librarian.
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