Customizing and Branding Ebsco Databases to Match Your Library

Did you know that you can customize the user interface of Ebsco databases, such as MasterFile Premier and LISTA, to match your library?  Users who access the databases from within your library or remotely using your unique library barcode will see an interface that is branded with your library colors, logo, links to your library website, and other optional customization. 

Other customizations include multilingual options and the way that search results pages are laid out.

To get started you will need to request a unique login into Ebsco Admin for your library.  If you are an authorized user at your library, please send me an email at and I will setup an account with a username and password.

Once you are logged in you will choose the profile you would like to customize. The most commonly used profile is called EbscoHost Web (which includes MasterFile).  But you can also customize other profiles including Novelist and Consumer Health Complete.  Choose your profile from the drop down menu.

Once you choose a profile you will have access to a number of tabs.  To change the site colors, library links, and logo choose the “Branding Tab.”

From there you can choose custom colors, upload logos, and add links to your library website.  Have fun!