Research Starters provide quick summaries of the most popular topics with EBSCO Discovery Service. Research Starters can be enabled from the Search Configuration tile on the Dashboard and will be included in your EDS API search results (when available). If a Research Starter is available, it will always appear as the first search result in the list of search results.

The following video gives a brief tutorial on how to enable research starters and add them to Stacks Bento search.

The following image illustrates a research starter in the Discovery API search:

How To

Enable Research Starters

In order for Research Starters to be enabled, your EDS API search credentials must be properly configured. Refer to the EDS API section to learn about the necessary configuration.

  1. Within 'Search Configuration', click the 'EDS API' tile

  2. Click on the 'Placards' tab

  1. Make sure that the 'Enable Research Starters' box is checked


Add a Research Starter to a Bento Box

Prior to adding a Research Starter to a Bento Box, EDS API search must be configured, and Research Starters must be enabled.

  1. Navigate to the search results Landing Page that you would like to add a Research Starter.
  2. Click the 'Customize this page' button found on the bottom of the page.

  1. Click the '+' button in the top right corner of the panel you'd like to add the Research Starter.

  1. Click 'Bento Search' in the left-hand menu.

  1. Click 'Add a Bento Box'

  1. Click on the 'Select a Bento Box' dropdown menu to expand it

  1. Select 'Research Starters' under EDS Search

  2. Provide a title for the Bento Box

  3. Click 'FINISH'

  1. Click 'SAVE' to add the Research Starter as a Bento Box

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