Answered By: Emma Osgathorpe
Last Updated: 31 Jan, 2023     Views: 22

DMU Library has moved to a new discovery system provided by EBSCO. This new system will still be known as "Library Search". The new discovery service operates in a similar way to the library's previous discovery tool, so the general layout and functionality of the new service should be familiar to library users.

The following information will outline these changes and provide more information as to how best to use the new system.

Searching from the Library Home Page

A bit like carrying out a Google search, start by simply entering a few keywords into the search box and clicking Search.

Logging In

First, you will notice Library Search has a yellow banner that displays at the top of the results screen prompting you to sign in. Click on this banner and log in using your Single Sign On to access online library resources. 

Refining your results

Once you are signed in, the results of this search are displayed and you can now refine your results to better suit your query using the filters on the left hand side of the results list. These include the option to refine by availability of full text, library catalogue only, date of publication, discipline among others. 

You can also use the advanced search option by clicking on the Advanced button underneath the Library Search box, which enables you to add further search terms and exclude others.

Saving and exporting items

After logging in to Library Search you can save items to the Temporary Folder. To do this, click on the blue folder icon to the right of the result.

To export an item or list, click on the Export option within the Temporary Folder and select a management system. You can also Print or Email the list from the Saved Items folder.

Note: the Saved Items folder is a temporary folder. Saved Items will be cleared when you leave. You can export, email or print your saved items before you leave.


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