Publisher Support – EBSCO Discovery Service

EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) is an online portal that allows patrons to search their institution’s subscriptions and resources as well as content indexed by EBSCO. If an institution subscribes to content indexed on EDS, the patron can follow a link through EDS to the content provider with the access provided by their subscription. If an institution does not subscribe to content indexed on EDS, the patron will see the bibliographic data on EDS but will not be able to access full content on the content provider’s site. EDS users can then inquire about a subscription with the content provider or request that their institution do so.  

Technical Specifications

For detailed information about formatting specifications and delivery standards, please see our Submission Guidelines for EDS Databases in the Quick Links.

Preferred Metadata Formats:

  • MARC or MARC XML
  • MODS
  • NLM XML
  • Proprietary XML with separately fielded core metadata elements (see list on Submission Guidelines)
  • Qualified Dublin Core
  • Dublin Core
  • ONIX

Preferred Full Text Formats:

  • XML
  • PDF

Preferred Delivery Methods:

  • FTP
  • OAI-PMH harvesting