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EBSCO Databases

EBSCO provides a collection of databases that support a wide range of academic subjects including business, economics, health, education, technology and religion. Many articles are peer reviewed, available in full text, and intended for a scholarly audience.

EBSCO Databases  |  Accessing  |  Searching  |  Citing  |  Saving, Printing, Emailing

EBSCO Databases

Saint Mary's University subscribes to multiple EBSCO databases, including but not limited to:

Academic Search Premier
General subject database with over 4,600 full text publications.

Business Source Premier
Business database providing the full-text of 3,800 business journals.

Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text
Criminology database that provides over 200 full-text trade magazines and journals.

EBSCO Education Source
Education database providing access to over 1,800 education journals covering early childhood to higher education and all educational specialities.

Multi-disciplinary database providing full-text for nearly 12,000 publications and information dating as far back as the 1800s.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Provides scholarly articles on the topics of allied health, community health, ethics, mental health, and pediatrics.

MasterFILE Premier
General subject database offering the full-text of 2,050+ periodicals.

Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print
This database offers testing instrument and product evaluation.

ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials
Indexes major religion and theology journals.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
Covers computer science, information management, technology, and librarianship.

Access published and unpublished psychological tests, measures, scales, and surveys.

EBSCO eBooks
This database is a bit different from other EBSCO databases. Learn more about EBSCO eBooks.

Accessing EBSCO Databases

  • Mouseover the articles, books, & more tab at the top of the Twin Cities Library website, and select Databases.  Choose an EBSCO database from the list.
  • Off-campus users: You will be prompted to enter your Saint Mary's University username and password after you select a database.

Searching in EBSCO databases

searching EBSCO

EBSCO database search results

EBSCO search results

Citing Articles


The database can create a premade citation for you. To view the citation for the article, click on the hyperlinked article title. On the resulting page, the right column of the page contains tools. The 5th icon down, Cite, will be of particular interest: Click on it. The information you need to create an APA reference citation magically appears at the top of the webpage. Note: Always check the citations for formatting accuracy—more times than not databases offer inaccurately formatted citations. Click Learn to cite to learn how to accurately cite an article using the database-provided citation.

Saving, Printing and Emailing Your Article Results

After you open an article record or your folder of marked articles, you can save, print or email the article(s) by using the links provided in the toolbar on the upper right-hand side of the page.

What if my article is not available in full text?

Articles will either be available in PDF Full Text or HTML Full Text. You can easily see which format is available by looking for the icons under each article. If article full text is not available, look for the hyperlinked Full Text Options - Saint Mary's University link. If you find an article citation in one database (i.e. Academic Search Premier) but cannot access the full text, Full Text Options - Saint Mary's University links you to other databases that do carry that article in full text. If no databases carry the full text of the article, Full Text Options - Saint Mary's University takes you to SMU's Interlibrary Loan page.