EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS)


EDS is included in the EDS Package consortial offer. For information about the Package, visit the EDS Package resource page instead. For pricing and other details about offer, visit the Offer & Trials section of ERMA.

The Research Starters database is included complimentary with an EDS subscription.


From the vendor:

EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) takes research to the next level through a perfect combination of content and technology, taking into account all of the critical elements in the research process, and changing the expectations of how a discovery solution can and should address the needs of its users, whether it's:

  • A simple search by an undergraduate student
  • A sophisticated search by a post-graduate researcher
  • A library administrator looking to quickly and conveniently streamline resources

EDS provides a fast, streamlined search through a single search box, but within the context of a greater experience that pulls together intuitive features and functionality, high-end indexing via Inclusion of Subject Indexes, and instant access to critical full text, leveraged from the leading EBSCOhost research platform and databases, as well as from key information providers. And as EDS continues to evolve, the end goal remains the same—helping users to find and access the highest-quality content for the best-possible research experience.

More information available at: https://www.ebscohost.com/discovery


From the vendor:

Research Starters offers short, citable summaries and authoritative overviews of more than 64,000 of the most popular topics available through EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). Free to EDS libraries, Research Starters is designed to simplify the research experience. Easily managed through the administrative interface, Research Starters includes links to relevant articles, images, videos and audio clips. With content pulled from a variety of high quality sources, including Salem Press and Encyclopedia Britannica, your researchers find information on their subjects at the top of the results list – right where they need it.

More information is available at: https://www.ebscohost.com/discovery/content/research-starters

Content Types: 
Library Tools, Periodical Databases