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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 as PDFs, and intended for an academic 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.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text
CINAHL provides full text for over 760 nursing and allied health journals.

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

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

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

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

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

Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print
Mental Measurements Yearbook provides users with reviews on current assessment tests.

Access published and unpublished psychological tests, measures, scales, and surveys. Different from other EBSCO databases: learn more about PsycTESTS.

Accessing EBSCO Databases

  • Mouseover Articles, Books, & More at the top of the Twin Cities Library website.
  • Select Databases
  • Choose your favorite 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 Tips

  • Search Terms
    • Simple is better. Type in a topic, concept, or place.
    • Add relevant words if you get too many results.
    • Use words that experts or practitioners would use.
    • Use only the most important words, rather than a full question or sentence.
  • Search Tips
    • Use Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT) and parentheses for more relevant results.
      Note: EBSCO databases automatically add AND between each word or phrase.
    • Use the Select a Field dropdown menus to search for your terms in specific fields (like the abstract or title) rather than the entire document.
    • Use Advanced Search to organize your topic ideas into separate search boxes and limit by publication date.
    • Explore the database-specific search limits located on the lower half of the Advanced Search page. These options vary by database and can include age groups, grade levels, gender, research methodologies, and more.

Refining Search Results

Use the limiting options in the left sidebar to narrow your search for fewer results. Refining options vary by EBSCO database and may include:

  • Limit to Scholarly (Peer-Reviewed) Articles
  • Limit to Full Text (items with PDFs available)
  • Limit by Publication Date
  • Limit by Source Types (e. g., eBook, newspaper article)

Citing Articles


Get APA and AMA references for resources found in EBSCO databases.

  • Select the title of the item.
  • Select Cite in the toolbar menu on the right sidebar.
  • Copy and paste the reference into your paper.
  • Check the citation for APA formatting.
    NOTE: eBook citations are incorrect. Use the Writing Center's Citing eBooks handout:

Saving, Printing and Emailing Your Article Results

Save, print or email the article(s) by using the links provided in the toolbar menu on the right sidebar.

What if my article is not available in full text?

Articles are available in PDF Full Text or HTML Full Text. You can see which format is available by looking for the icons under each article. If article full text is not available, look for the Get Full Text link. If you find an article citation in one database (e.g., Academic Search Premier) but cannot access the full text, Get Full Text links you to other Twin Cities Library databases that do have the full text. If no databases have the full text of the article, Get Full Text takes you to a form where you can request the article through interlibrary loan.