What is Discovery Search?
This is a new resource that allows searching across several disparate resources and locations at the same time!
If I were doing research on "post traumatic stress disorder." I could:
At this point I have now gone to five or six locations to get my resources. Discovery Search changes that routine.
In one search box you can search MaconCat (books, ebooks, films, audio), reference sources (Oxford, Credo, Gale) and many of our databases, at the same time.
*Caveat to Discovery Search -- not everything is included in this search system. We are generating a list of what is and isn't included, but for now know that:
- physical books, ebooks, films (both DVD's and streaming through Kanopy), and music CD's are included. Archival and Special Collection items that have been cataloged.
- EBSCO electronic resources. Which means the journals that show up in your favorite EBSCO databases
A search in Discovery Search will return a lot of resources, some of which we don't have access to (check with Interlibrary Loan to get it). Below are explanations of what the limiters mean:
Full Text = eBooks and journal/magazine articles you can read right now. Usually in *.pdf format.
Catalog Only = Physical items, usually books, found from our library catalog and found in the library building
Available in Library Collection = Items the library owns or subscribes to. Basically "Full Text" + "Catalog Only".