What is Discovery Search?
The Library uses a special product known as a discovery layer to power our homepage search box. Discovery layers allow you to quickly search many different resources (books, ebooks, articles, digital images, etc.) within a single interface.
Not all library resources and collections are included in discovery search. While this can be a great place to find background information and learn more about your topic, in many cases specialized subject databases will provide more advanced options, deeper searching, and better results.
Resources currently included when searching the from the homepage search box are listed below.
Resources in Discovery Search
Catalog and Local Collections
Print books and other materials, e-books, and items from Special Collections and Archives
Digitized photographs, manuscripts, and other materials.
Databases and Electronic Resources
Multidisciplinary journal collection, including the social sciences, humanities, and sciences.
About Discovery Testing
The Library is in the process of evaluating which resouces are useful and appropriate to include in discovery searching. While testing is underway, only the resources listed above will be included when searching on the homepage. As the Discovery Advisory Committee approves resources, they will be listed on this page.
Thank you for your patience as we work to improve the search experience to better meet your needs. You can help us improve searching by completing this brief survey.
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