What is Discovery Search?
Discovery Search allows you to search across almost all library resources at the same time. By default, the results you are given are those you have immediate full-text access to, either online or by coming in to the library to pick up a book we own. By unchecking the "Full Text" option on the left, you expand your search to items we can get for you via Interlibrary Loan.
There are situations in which you may not want to use Discovery Search. For example, several business databases with specialized data and information are not included in Discovery (e.g., Hoover's, Mintel, etc.). It also doesn't allow some of the more sophisticated searching capabilities other databases may provide. Please ask a librarian if you're not finding what you're looking for, or if you'd like some help conducting an effective search.
Some quick tips:
- Remove the "Limit to Full Text" search option to find articles and books you can request through Interlibrary Loan.
- Check the "Limit to Peer Reviewed Journals" to find only scholarly, academic articles of higher quality.
- Use the "Limit by Type of Resources" options (not pictured) to limit your results to books, eBooks, videos, or other formats.
- Open the right sidebar to instant message a librarian for help. This can be done by clicking the double arrows (">>") near the top of the search results.
- Use the "Alert / Save / Share" option to e-mail your results list to yourself or someone else.