Click 'SAVE' to add the Research Starter as a Bento Box
EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) provides users with an easy, yet powerful means of accessing all of an institution's information resources through a single search. By indexing all of an institution’s internal (library) and external (database vendors) resources on EBSCOhost servers, EBSCO creates an exceptionally fast search experience based upon the powerful EBSCOhost search experience familiar to researchers worldwide.
EDS contains information from as many as 70,000 publishers and other providers who make available hundreds of millions of records from hundreds of thousands of journals, magazines, books, and other content sources.
With the EDS API, libraries will have access to premium content provided through EDS, as well as many of the unique EDS features and functionality that provide researchers with an unparalleled academic research experience.
3.Fill in your authentication settings
4. Select the appropriate limiters for your search results
5. Select the appropriate expanders for your search results
6.Choose whether to disable common social sharing buttons with search results
Stacks allows you to feature designated search result types as featured tabs when users choose EDS API search from the drop-down menu.
The EDS Exact Match Placard is a publication title search. When a user performs a search with the EDS API search, and if a single publication is a match for the query, the publication's details will be displayed in its own placard at the top of the left-hand column beside the search results. If more than one publication is an exact match, no publication will be featured. Exact Match Publication can be enabled or disabled through the EDS API configuration.
The Exact Match Placard, if enabled, can also be added as a Bento box to the Bento search area.
Exact Match Placards look like this if the user were to search EDS API for the search term "Consumer Reports"
Research Starters provide quick summaries of the most popular topics in EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). Research Starters can be enabled from the Search Configuration tile on the Dashboard and will be included in your EDS API search results (when available). If a Research Starter is available, it will always appear as the first search result in the list of search results.
The following image illustrates a research starter in the Discovery API search:
In order for Research Starters to be enabled, your EDS API search credentials must be properly configured. Refer to the EDS API section to learn about the necessary configuration.
Navigate to your dashboard and click on the 'Search Configuration', tile
Open the 'EDS API' tile
Click on the 'Placards' tab
Make sure that the 'Enable Research Starters' box is checked
Click 'SAVE CONFIGURATION'
Prior to adding a Research Starter to a Bento Box, EDS API search must be configured, and Research Starters must be enabled.
Click the 'Customize this page' button found at the bottom of the page.
Click the '+' button in the top right corner of the panel you'd like to add the Research Starter.
Click 'Bento Search' in the left-hand menu.
Click 'Add a Bento Box'
Click on the 'Select a Bento Box' dropdown menu to expand it
Select 'Research Starters' under EDS Search
Provide a title for the Bento Box
Click 'SAVE' to add the Research Starter as a Bento Box
The EDS Autocomplete feature gives search suggestions. It looks like this:
Check which search options should be available to your users from the search drop-down menu
After choosing a search option, making sure to configure its settings by returning to the Search Configuration screen, and choosing the appropriate search feature
2. Provide a label that should be associated with each option
3. IF you have chosen to integrate one or many external searches, select the provider from the dropdown menu
4. Choose which search should be available to users by default
5. Choose what style you would like to present these search options in. Dropdown or Tabs
6. Click SAVE CONFIGURATION to apply your search settings
Check the boxes corresponding to the buttons you would like active
The following are definitions that outline the functionality of each of these buttons:
CONNECT - Full Text Finder (FTF) - May require an authentication method to be configured
REQUEST ITEM - ILS integrated function that allows an authenticated user to place a hold request
VIEW CATALOG - Exposes the ILS DeepLink (not SSO) and takes the user out of Stacks to the item details page in the catalog. This link is given to Stacks by the ILS API
READ MORE - Exposes the EDS Plink (May be authorized by IP Range, SSO, or allow guest access)
READ ONLINE - Exposes the PDF, eBook, or online access URL - in some cases provides Full Text access (Requires IP Whitelist, Patron Authentication, or SSO)
ADD TO SAVED LIST - Requires "Patron" role authentication and saves to Stacks "My Account." This functionality exists on all API search types (EDS, SharePoint, Mintel, ILSs, etc.)
EXPORT - Exposes a download button for items in your connected EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) instance that include a downloadable file
Note: The labels for each of these buttons can be changed in "Site Labels" and will be applied anywhere the corresponding button appears on the site.
Configure Authentication Type for EDS API for Open Athens Users:
Depending on how your Stacks site is configured, users may have the ability to search using EBSCO Discovery Service, an external catalog, bento box search, or website search. Your users can choose which of these search options they prefer from a convenient drop-down menu located just to the right of the search bar. If you are able to log in, you will also be able to save an item to a 'Saved List' to reference at a later date.
The following are descriptions of buttons you may see in search results that provide different types of access to content:
After the user performs a search, click ADD TO SAVED LIST next to the item's description
You can also add the item to the Saved List from the item's details
A Custom Filters dropdown list will appear below the main search bar containing the custom filters inputted below if the user has selected the EDS API search format. To enable this feature:
In the custom filter fields
How to Create Your Filters:
To look up Locations codes or other parameters specific to your library, conduct a search in Stacks
Apply the facet filter desired (such as location) and copy the URL after the last & symbol:
Paste the copied URL after the last & symbol in the 'filter field'
Include multiple parameters by using & (ampersand) as your separator:
Here are some examples to get you started:
Primary Source Documents
Sample Content Provider