Q. What is Discovery Search?

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Discovery Search is the new search box on our homepage that lets you search many of our databases at once,as well as our catalog. Once you have put in your original search term (or title or author) and click on the search box, it will take you to your results. 

Items in the catalog will appear at the top of the search results. You can further narrow down your results to only books or media in our library with the Catalog only check box to the left. This is also where you can narrow down your results to only full text articles, to certain kinds of sources, publications and databases and to certain date ranges.

For Proquest databases, you'll need to click on the box in the right side of the page and this will open a new window that contains the results of your search in our Proquest searches. The right hand side of your initial discovery search page also contains a link to the Digital Public Library of America which is handy for finding digitized texts and primary sources.

Our research guides will appear in your search results as well, you can also find them on our Research by Subject page. If you only want to access the library's online catalog (not the journal articles) you can use the link to Jaspercat.

  • Last Updated Oct 31, 2017
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  • Answered By Laurin Paradise

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