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how do you find ebscohost on the database? are you able to access this if you are not a student/live in a different states?

we have to do a detailed presentation in groups over different databases and my group got ebscohost. we are trying to find it on the library database however we can't. we have to pull up the database and show them where it is.
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EBSCOhost is not a database itself, but rather a company that produces academic databases.  These include general knowledge databases like Academic Search Premier and databases specialized for certain disciplines like ERIC for education, Business Source Premier for business, PsycINFO for psychology, CINAHL for nursing, and eBook Collection for books, among many others. 


Direct links to some of these are on the library’s main page, and all of them are included on the master list of databases.


If you want to see all of the available EBSCO databases, you can see the list with descriptions of them here.  Put check marks next to the ones you want and then click ‘Continue’.  Alternately, while you’re in one of the databases, click the ‘choose databases’ link next to the name of the database you’re in, and you’ll see all their names.  You can search any of them or all at once.


EBSCOhost databases are a resource that IU East pays for, so they cannot be accessed off campus by someone without a valid username and password.  Some institutions other than colleges subscribe to some of them, though.  The states of Indiana and Ohio both do this, although if you use these, you will have access to far fewer of the EBSCO databases than you could get with your IU East credentials.  Ivy Tech students also have access to a few EBSCO databases, but again, IU East subscribes to many more.


Let me know if you need any help using these resources.




Matt Dilworth

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    Updates to Database Access

    Database Updates:

    Problem Accessing Fulltext in the ERIC Database


    From their website:


    Dear ERIC Community,

    In early August we discovered that sensitive personally identifiable information appeared in some full text documents contained in the ERIC collection. Specifically, social security numbers and other highly sensitive information were found in multiple documents and in a way that could not easily be isolated. For that reason, we had to temporarily disable access to many full text documents.

    Although these documents had been publicly available in microfiche for many years, the advent of Internet search engines has made it easier to find this information. Our number one concern is to ensure that any full-text documents we provide do not violate any individual's privacy. We believe that if any of us were to have our privacy compromised by an ERIC document, we would want the same consideration.

    We are seeking to restore access to documents as soon as possible. In order to restore access to ERIC, we have to check every document to see if it contains personally identifiable information. Due to the quality of many of the documents, a large portion of the search has to be done by hand. This is a large undertaking and we are in the process of hiring a team to help restore access in a fast and responsive manner. We hope to get this team in place by late September and releasing large numbers of ERIC documents by the end of October. We will continue to release documents after that point on a rolling basis.

    To minimize the burden on our users, we will prioritize searching the documents that users request. If you would like to request a PDF to be returned online, please email with the record number (such as ED263102). Documents will be returned on a rolling basis and may take several weeks, but we are working as fast as possible.

    We are sorry for the inconvenience and want to thank you for bearing with us through this unexpected delay.

    The ERIC Team

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