Changes to the EBSCO search interface!


If you’ve searched an EBSCO database like Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, or CINAHL in the past, you’ll notice a change starting today. Instead of assuming your search terms should be searched as a phrase (that is, only in the exact order that you’ve entered them), it will now search for all of the terms you enter. Also, your results will now be displayed by relevance rather than date. These changes were made based on usability testing conducted over the summer, and we feel that you’ll see an improvement in your search results.

Two quick tips:

• to search for an exact phrase, put your search terms in quotes (“Jesuit education”)
• to find the newer articles in your results, use the date slider on the right side of the results screen to screen out the older articles

We want your feedback on how this change works for you. We will continue our usability testing in the fall, but we’d still like to hear directly from you. Please send your comments (positive, negative, neutral) to At the end of the fall semester, we’ll review this decision and see if we should keep the new settings or return to what we’ve used in the past, so it’s important that we hear from you.

If you have any questions about searching any of the EBSCO databases, please contact the Reference Desk at or 303-458-4031 (1-800-388-2366 x4031). Thanks!

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