Last year EBSCO Publishing purchased America: History & Life and Historical Abstracts from ABC-CLIO. Earlier this semester the Library migrated both resources to the EBSCOhost platform. The EBSCOhost search engine has all the capabilities that ABC-CLIO’s did, including the ability to limit searches by historical period. The EBSCOhost platform has additional functionalities, including the ability to limit to linked full text and to scholarly (peer reviewed) journals.
To search America: History & Life and Historical Abstracts together, either select them both from the blue "Chose Databases" tab at the top of the search screen or from the drop-down "in:" box below the three "Find:" boxes.
Finally, you may want to try searching with EBSCO’s visual search engine; students seem very comfortable with it. You can select visual search from the blue tab at the top of the screen. A new version of the EBSCOhost interface, including visual search, will be introduced this summer.
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