EBSCOhost Integration Toolkit


The Search Service provides access to EBSCOhost powerful reference system through a variety of proprietary web methods. Using this service, you can search and browse full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. The comprehensive databases range from general reference collections to specially designed, subject-specific databases for public, academic, medical, corporate and school libraries.

The following operations are supported. For a formal definition, please review the Service Description.

The Info method allows the Data Partner to receive a list of databases available to the given profile as well as the attributes of those databases and any attached authorities and their supported format types.
The Browse method is used to view indexes such as Authors or Subject Terms on an EBSCOhost database. Note that the index availability can be different per database.
The Search method is used to perform basic searches on EBSCOhost reference system. Abstracts as well as the full text for documents and articles can be retrieved using this method. When available, full text articles can also be downloaded in pdf format.
The AuthoritySearch method is used to perform authority searches on EBSCOhost reference system.
Finds and returns the set of clusters that would be returned by the given search.