Answered By: Nicole Montgomery
Last Updated: Apr 20, 2021     Views: 639


1. Start at the EKU Libraries homepage.

Library homepage with article title entered into library search box

Enter as much of the title and author information that you know into the library search box.(Here we are using the article "Using the instructional design process in tutorial development" by Terri Artemchik as an example.)

Usually it will appear in your first screen of results.  But sometimes you will not be able to find your article.

2. Can't find your article?

Search results screen highlighting "Available in Library Collection" limiter on the left

You may need to uncheck the box beside the Available in Library Collection limiter to tell the EBSCO Discovery Search to search all content and not just what the library has.

3. Review your results

Search results with "Available in Library Collection" no longer checked and needed article at top of search results list

We have unchecked the Available in Library Collection limiter and managed to find the article we were searching for. Just click on the FIND FULL TEXT link to immediately access or request the article, depending on its availability.


The library recommends using Google Scholar when searching for known article title citations instead of the library search. It's easy to use and avoids the confusion and messy steps sometimes needed when using the EBSCO Discovery Search for known citations.




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