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Introducing Our New Discovery Service!

Introducing Our New Discovery Service!

Today, we're rolling out our new Discovery Service. This service will allow you to use a single search box to search our catalog, our eBook collections from OverDrive and from EBSCO, and many of our databases. You can find the new Discovery Service search box at the top of our website:

 

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Our Discovery Service provides the ability to search more of our collection in one pass. By default, a search performed using our Discovery Service will search our catalog and several selected databases but you can use the search filters on the left side of the screen to modify your search results:

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Definitions
  • Library Catalog - Books, eBooks, and Materials available through our library catalog
  • Library Collection - Search everything in our library catalog plus several of our databases
  • Peer Reviewed - Search peer reviewed (scholarly) journals and articles

You can use any or all of these search filters to refine your search results. There are several other search filters based on format type:

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If you'd like to broaden your search results to include materials we don't own but which can be obtained via interlibrary loan, uncheck the Library Catalog box and the Library Collection (Catalog & Articles) box.

There are some other quirks with our Discovery Service that will take some getting used to (e.g. all audiobooks from OverDrive are displayed as an eBook and the second View on Overdrive link is actually a sample of the audiobook):

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And finally, here's the list of the databases and resources that EDS can search:

  • AccessScience
  • African-American History Online
  • American Indian History Online
  • Bibliography of Native North Americans
  • Biography Reference Bank
  • Book Collection Nonfiction: Elementary School Edition
  • Book Collection Nonfiction: High School Edition
  • Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School Edition
  • Book Index with Reviews
  • Britannica Online EBSCO eBook Collection
  • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
  • GreenFILE Grove Art Online
  • Health Source: Consumer Edition
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
  • Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center
  • LearningExpress Library
  • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
  • MAS Ultra - School Edition
  • MasterFILE Premier
  • McGraw-Hill
  • Mergent Annual Reports Collection
  • Metro Library catalog (LS2PAC)
  • Middle Search Plus
  • Military & Government Collection
  • NewsBank Newspaper Source Plus Newswires
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context
  • Oxford Biblical Studies Online
  • Oxford Islamic Studies Online
  • Primary Search Professional Development Collection
  • Publisher-Provided Full-Text Search File
  • Regional Business News
  • Research Starters
  • Science Online
  • Small Business Reference Center
  • Small Engine Repair Reference Center
  • Supplemental Index TOPICsearch
  • U.S. History in Context Web News (news sources from around the world)
  • World History in Context

We hope you enjoy EDS and let us know if we can be of any help either here in the comments, in person or by phone, or by email.

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