Answered By: Reference1 Librarian
Last Updated: Sep 15, 2015     Views: 120

For the sake of clarification, EBSCO is not a single database; rather it is a company that makes many databases and other research products, including ebook collections. When speaking of EBSCO, it is often helpful to identify at least one of their databases, like Academic Search Complete, CINAHL Plus with Full Text, Medline, or Health Source, each of which provides access to different collections of resources. 

To access the EBSCOhost database, or any other database:

You can access the databases from any computer on the Internet but, if you are off-campus, you'll have to log-on.

1. Go to the main Delgado page www.dcc.edu

2. Click on the library link at the bottom of the page.

3. That will take you to the library's homepage:http://dcc.libguides.com/library

4. Click on the tab that says Databases, then "click here to access our Databases."

5. That will take you to our A-Z Databases page:http://dcc.libguides.com/az.php. The databases will be listed in alphabetical order but you can search by subject or vendor as well.

6. When you click on the database of your choice it will ask you to log in with a username and password. The username will be Your LOLA L# and the password will be your birthdate in mmddyy format

There is a Research Guide available on Delgado Library’s website (link here: http://dcc.libguides.com/content.php?pid=114195) with tips on how to effectively use EBSCOhost databases. 

If you're looking for background information on tay sachs disease, a dictionary or encyclopedia would be a good place to start. Try the Gale Virtual Reference Library from the title list of databases. If you are looking for articles, then Academic Search Complete, Medline, and Health Source would be good databases to try. 
 

Good luck in your search. If you have any additional questions, feel free to come by the library or use the chat feature on the library homepage. 

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