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EBSCOhost is a collection of databases provided by EBSCO and funded through a statewide contract with BadgerLink.  Most databases reference collections of magazine articles or newspaper articles, each with a different focus.  You may search all databases, or use only the collection that interests you by connecting to individual collections below.  A few EBSCO products have different search functions and interfaces due to the nature of the content.  Content includes Auto Repair Source auto service and repair information, Business Source Premier, Consumer Health Complete, ERIC, MasterFILE Complete, MEDLINE and much more.

Getting started with a general search:

  1. Click on the blue Connect to EBSCOhost button above
  2. Enter your library card number, if you are connecting from home. If you are in the library, it will automatically skip to the next step
  3. Click on the All EBSCOhost Databases link
  4. Check the Select/deselect all box under the Continue button, or select specific databases
    •   Selecting all Selecting specific databases
      Pros  More results

       Results could be more relevant

       Faster search


       Slower search

       Results may not be as relevant

       Fewer results
  5. Click Continue
  6. Type a keyword (examples: greek mythology, stamp collecting, wildfires, etc.)
  7. Some of your results will be Full-text articles which you can read and save by clicking on the associated link that says HTML Full Text​ or PDF Full Text; some of your results will be citations to journal/magazine/newspaper articles that may be possible to obtain via an Outerlibrary Loan request.
  8. You can also refine your results by publication date or other filters that can be seen in a column along the left side of your search results list

For more help, please call 608-266-6300 or Ask a Librarian online


This resource is available remotely to all cardholders of any South Central Library System member library and in-library at all member libraries.


Have a question? Contact our Reference Department by phone at 608-266-6300 or by email.