Welcome, Ancilla College students!  This is your portal to learning how to search the EBSCOhost databases for magazine and journal articles.  Each section encompasses a different aspect of searching, from the very basics (how the heck do I find them?) to the very specific (how do I get citations?).


This page is sort of a prep page; there are a few things you’ll need to access the various materials.  First, obviously, is an Internet connection.  Got that?  Of course you have, or you wouldn’t be able to see this page!  Let’s see what else you’ll need….

To access databases off-campus, you’ll need your library barcode number, found on the front of your student ID, and a password to go with it.  Need to set up a password?  Click here for instructions.  You may need to find out from the library what email you gave them as your main contact email, since that’s where the set password link will go.

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For Closed Captioning, please click CC.   For optimum viewing, please change your settings to 1080p for best results.  For a full-screen view, click the far right corner.

If you have everything you need, go to the introduction page to get some basic information about database searching and the design of this tutorial, or you can go straight to the tutorial module of your choice.


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