EBSCO Information Services
Many students who search for scholarly articles to cite in their school papers are familiar with using subscription library databases like EBSCONET and EBSCOhost.
Although EBSCO advertises its databases as being “curriculum-appropriate content,” some of its high school databases contain sexually graphic materials.
“In a statement on September 27, 2018, EBSCO said that it is working to ‘ensure that questionable content does not appear in [EBSCO’s] elementary, middle school, and high school databases,’” The Dirty Dozen List explains. “While EBSCO has made progress in elementary and middle school databases, there is still more work to be done in high school databases. Far from merely ‘questionable,’ these kinds of articles are clearly salacious and not academic in nature.”