EDS Subject Research Features and Functionality

A Full-Featured User Experience

With EBSCO Discovery Service, researchers can conduct a discovery search of their library’s entire collection on a single, powerful search platform—including databases, special collections, eBooks, catalog records, archives and a wide range of digital content available through their library. EDS uses the same intuitive features that are available on EBSCOhost—the leading research platform designed to optimize the user search experience.

The Only Discovery Service Offering Unique Features for an Academic Experience

However, unlike most discovery services, EBSCO Discovery Service offers unique features and tools that are specifically designed to enhance the academic experience. These EDS features are built to assist academic researchers at any level—from undergraduate research, to an advanced graduate-level research experience.

Some intuitive features include:

  • Interactive breadbox to view/refine applied limiters and facets
  • SmartLinks to full text
  • Discovery search history strings
  • Save/share searches
  • Personalized and shared folders
  • RSS feeds and email alerts
  • Intuitive facets and limiters (including a “content providers” facet and a "peer review" limiter)
  • Highly-refined relevancy ranking
  • Spell checking
  • Known-item searching (searchable field tags)
  • Query intent
  • Full text language translation
  • Subject-specific profiles
  • Persistent links
  • Citation formats

Basic and Advanced Search Options

Users have the option of conducting a discovery search from the Basic Search Screen which provides a single search box, or the Advanced Search Screen which allows users to search with search modes, expanders, limiters and more.