EBSCOhost Database

EBSCOhost database is your source for magazines, journals and newspapers.  Use this for general research, writing papers, and finding articles from Consumer Reports!

All you’ll need is Internet access and your library card.

Start at the library’s homepage and click on ‘Reference‘ at the top of the page.
WGPL Homepage

Select ‘Databases with Home Access

Database Access

You will be directed to a list of 12 library databases (all of which support home access).  Click on the link for EBSCOhost.

If you’re signing in from home, just authenticate your session with your library card number.

Next, you’ll be asked to choose which databases you would like to search.  The first choice, MasterFILE Premier is a good start for most searches.  If you’re looking for something very specific (newspaper sources, science, medical information) you may want to browse through the list and choose a specialized database.

EBSCO choose databases


*You may also choose to search all of the databases at once, but this will take a little more time.

When you have chosen which database(s) you would like to search, you will be taken to a page where you can start a basic search.

EBSCO search bar

Once you have entered  a search term, you will be taken to the results page.  (‘Webster Groves’ is used for this example).

Search results

The main part of the screen will show your results, while the left portion of the screen will allow you to refine your results.  You can adjust the year published, source type, subject and publication.  The list will automatically refresh with each change you make.

Consumer Reports

If you would like to find an article on consumer reports, enter the product you are looking for followed by ‘Consumer Reports.’ For example, ‘vacuum cleaners Consumer Reports.’  On the results page, you will probably want to adjust the publication date so that you get the most recent results and check Consumer Reports from the list of publications at the bottom of the side bar.


If you have any problems accessing EBSCOhost, or any of our databases, please give us a call at (314) 961-7277.