EBSCO Information Services introduces EBSCOhost Passport Browser Extension

The browser extension is designed to encourage library usage by users who start their research with a web search engine

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is making research more streamlined for library users and researchers with the launch of the EBSCOhost Passport browser extension. EBSCOhost Passport allows the many users who start their research on the web to access and utilize their library’s resources more efficiently. With the addition of the EBSCOhost Passport to a browser, any webpage where Digital Object Identifiers (DOI) are present can be scanned to see whether the user has access to the article either in an EBSCOhost full-text database, through a publisher site, or as an open access article. Once users find results, they can authenticate with their institution, allowing them to access additional full-text content, including periodicals and articles, through their library.

For select websites, the EBSCOhost Passport will include access to supplemental scholarly information related to the user’s search, provided by EBSCO’s open web research platform, EBSCO Essentials.

EBSCO Information Services Senior Vice President of Discovery, UX & Platform Services, Timothy Lull, says EBSCOhost Passport helps bring users to their library in the way they are most familiar with. “EBSCO understands that many researchers start their search online. EBSCOhost Passport allows this journey to begin with that web search, allowing modern researchers to search the research platform they are most familiar with while connecting them with their affiliated institutions. This gives those who don’t frequent their library’s resources access to information they might not have known was there and promotes future visits to their library.”

To learn more about EBSCOhost Passport, click here.