EBSCO Retiring its eBooks App

EBSCO announced that they will be retiring their eBooks app in late May 2018. If you have been using EBSCO’s app on any of your devices and would like to continue using something similar for your electronic books, EBSCO recommends the Bluefire Reader or any other app supported by Adobe Digital Editions.
Fortunately, users are not required to use any of the aforementioned applications. Most EBSCO eBooks can be viewed on any PC or Mac as PDF or HTML files.
EBSCO plans to focus on the EPUB format according to their announcement:

“With EPUB files becoming increasingly advanced, EBSCO has invested in this format to provide a robust online and mobile experience. EPUB allows for reflowable text, display modification and increased compatibility with screen readers, so we are confident that the future of EPUB will provide the best user experience for our customers and your users. Since the current EBSCO eBooks app is not compatible with this advanced functionality, we have decided to re-evaluate our mobile offering.”

Have questions about electronic books or how to access them on your mobile device?  Clayton State University librarians can help.  Our eBooks @ the Clayton State Library LibGuide details all of our ebook holdings plus tips on how to use them.
Have questions about other topics? LibAnswers is available 24/7 for the answers to frequently asked questions and all of our contact information.


CINAHL Nursing and Allied Health Database Upgrade.

The health science database CINAHL Plus with Full Text from EBSCOhost has been a favorite of students in the College of Health for years.  Recently the Clayton State University Library opted to upgrade our CINAHL subscription to the “Complete” version to help meet the research needs of Clayton State students and faculty, particularly those in the health sciences programs.

The curriculum requirements for students in the College of Health include learning to find current, peer reviewed, journal articles for projects, papers, and real-world decision making.  One example is NURS 4100: Nursing Research, a required course for all Nursing majors.  NURS 4100 students conduct literature reviews to address a research question relevant to nursing.  At the end of the semester they share their findings as a poster presentation. Recent, peer reviewed journal articles provide the foundation for their research.

Students in HCMG 4901: Applied Research work together in teams to address real-world problems for health administrators in the Atlanta area.  The need for quality peer-reviewed journal articles to support a team’s recommendations is urgent considering the fact that their work could have real implications for real people.

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CINAHL Complete significantly increases the Clayton State University community’s access to health-related journal articles.  We offer students and faculty a number of excellent journal article databases in the health sciences.  Here are a few of the most popular along with some facts about CINAHL Complete’s journal coverage:

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCO)
Health and Medical Collection (ProQuest)
MEDLINE with Full Text (EBSCO)
Nursing and Allied Health Database (ProQuest)
Ovid Nursing and Allied Health Journals (OVID)

CINAHL Complete includes 5448 total journals indexed, 1450 full text journals, and coverage from 1937 to present.

Research Starters

What is a Research Starter? It appears at the top of your Search+ results list providing an overview of your topic, links to related information, helpful images, and a bibliography. They offer all familiar and convenient features: they can be cited, printed, downloaded, e-mailed, saved in your personal folder or read to you.


Content in this feature comes from a variety of reliable sources but not all topics have Research Starter articles associated with them. To explore this new feature further, try any of these suggested searches: mythology, cancer, John Steinbeck, pollution, global warming, mitosis, Nelson Mandela, common core, cuisine, Ukraine, brain disorders, girl scouts, Olympics, Korean War, witchcraft, tourism, evolution of the universe, bipolar disorders, net neutrality, exercise physiology, nuclear fusion, or baseball.

Got Questions? Ask a Librarian

EBSCOhost Enhancements Released

Electronic resources, including databases, eBooks on EBSCOhost and GALILEO @ Clayton State, have a new look plus some new features to improve your search experience.

In the Search Box area the “add row” has been replaced with +/-. Add as many rows as you need to build your complex search strategy.


Updated styling for your search results will make them easier to read and evaluate. Selecting a limiter, such as Full Text or Scholarly (Peer Reviewed), will immediately update your results. The mouseover preview icon has moved closer to the right column and sits next to the folder icon. Use the folder icon to save content in your My EBSCOhost account.


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Search, Sort, and Save Your Articles Web 2.0 Style in EBSCOhost

Does your results list need a fresh, new look? Have you tried the Visual Search option in EBSCOhost? Visually construct and narrow your search with multiple group and sort options! Start with a simple search term and gradually narrow your topic using the suggested terms in the popup. You will find the Visual Search link under the Simple Search Box and the Advanced Search Box in EBSCOhost.

Here is a video tutorial and a quick illustration to get you started. Happy searching!

EBSCO Databases Unavailable (3/27/12)

EBSCO databases are currently unavailable. EBSCO is working to identify the problem as a top priority, and of course, hope to resolve it soon. We will send a follow up announcement when updates or a resolution are available.

You can also monitor the GALILEO Status Announcements feed at http://status.galileo.usg.edu/

During this downtime, you can search ProQuest Research Library or select a subject specific resource from ProQuest.

Citation Matcher in EBSCOhost

EBSCOhost logoOnly have a partial citation of a publication that is necessary for your upcoming paper? Use the new Citation Matcher in EBSCOhost to locate the missing information! You can use the publication title, dates, volume, issue, author, title, or accession number to start your search. This new feature is located in the top toolbar under the More drop-down. For more information, please use the Citation Matcher Search Screen Help Sheet.

Wilson databases move to EBSCO

EBSCO bought Wilson. What does that mean? Our H.W. Wilson databases (listed below) have moved to the EBSCOhost platform. You can now simultaneously search the multidisciplinary databases, Academic Search Complete and OmniFile Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson), together.