Archive for the ‘Ebsco’ Category

Resource focus: Ebsco Education

January 17, 2018

You’ll have seen that this week has all been about “New year, new you”. Have you made any new year’s resolutions related to study? If you’re an education student, why not resolve to make better use of one of our specialist education resources: Ebsco Education. Ebsco Education is actually five databases in one: British Education Index (BEI); ERIC; Child Development Abstracts; Education Abstracts; Educational Administration Abstracts. Bonus! These databases are actually abstracting and indexing databases, so although you may not be able to access full-text from this (if we have access, however, you will) these databases are really important if you are doing a literature review. We do literature reviews to try to establish what has already been written about a particular topic – or even trying see where there are gaps in the body of knowledge – so using an abstracting and indexing database (or set of databases as in the case of Ebsco Education) is really important.

Not an education student? There are plenty of databases you can try to access academic material. Start with Discover@Bolton, or head to your Subject Guide now!


An Eresource Advent: Day 15

December 15, 2017

Today we have a resource that is crucial for anyone researching educational topics: Ebsco Education. This resource is actually a set of five abstracting and indexing databases: British Education Index; ERIC (Education Resources Information Center); Education Abstracts; Child Development and Adolescent Studies; Educational Administration Abstracts. If we have access to any of the journals and articles indexed by any of these databases you will be able to link to them, and if there is anything we don’t have access to and you still would like it, you can request an Inter-Library Loan.

Access to Ebsco databases

November 7, 2016

The world of electronic resources is keeping me busy today… We are experiencing issues with Ebsco databases at the moment. You may see this when you try to access an Ebsco database:


If you do see this screen, click on the option you’ll see circled in red and on the next screen, select the database you wish to access. We’re working on a better solution and will update via this blog when it’s been fixed. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Scheduled maintance to Ebsco EJS plaform, Friday 1st May

April 28, 2015

There is to some scheduled maintenance to the Ebsco EJS platform this coming Friday (1st May) which might mean that the journals normally accessed via this platform are unavailable. Ebsco databases are not affected, and it will still be possible to access journals via other platforms. The maintenance will begin on Friday evening, and will end in the early hours of Saturday 2nd May.