What is the Available in Library Collection limiter in EBSCO Discovery Service?
The Available in Library Collection (AiLC) limiter in EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) is a configurable mechanism libraries can enable allowing their users to limit search results to records whose full text is available online (via EBSCOhost full text databases, e-journals, institutional repositories, data partners, etc.) or content physically available in your library.
These content sources include:
All subscribed Full-Text EBSCOhost databases (this includes results retrieved via SmartLinking.)
Your library catalog.
Your institutional repository.
Any subscribed data partners from which you get access to full text. (e.g. Alexander Street Press, JSTOR)
Subscribed content via a Local Collection which has a Full-Text CustomLink set up in EBSCOadmin. (e.g. Lexis-Nexis, NewsBank)
Subscribed content via EBSCO A-to-Z which has a Full-Text CustomLink set up in EBSCOadmin (e.g. can be e-journal collections loaded from other knowledge bases such as SFX, Serials Solutions).
The Available in Library Collection Limiter:
Does not limit exclusively to full text results. (For example: Journals available in print on site, but not available online.)
Excludes bibliographic content (such as Newsbank, arXiv, JSTOR) if full text is not available.
Excludes content from the EDS partner databases to which you do not subscribe or have access to that content.
If an Inter-library Loan (ILL) form is enabled to appear on your result list for items for which full text is not immediately available, the AiLC limiter will include these items in the result list.
If your library has access to full text from a data partner, results will appear in the result list when the AiLC is applied under the following criteria:
SmartLinking to full text
CustomLinks to resources outside of EBSCO have been set up.
For assistance with setting up the Available in Library Collection limiter for your institution, contact EBSCO Discovery Service support:
- U.S. / Canada - (800) 758-5995
- Outside U.S. / Canada - access code, (800) 3272-6000
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