Q. How does the EBSCO Discovery Service search work?


EBSCO Discovery Service is a search tool that searches most of the library's individual databases and SpartaCat, the library catalog, at one time. 

You can apply search limiters to help you narrow your results. The most important of these are the 'Full Text' and the 'Peer Reviewed (Scholarly)' options, but there are additional search limiters common to all databases being searched or that are applicable based on the results.

EBSCO Discovery Service looks for the search keywords you have entered in the title, publication information, summary, or actual text or content of books, eBooks, streaming video, and articles from newspapers, magazines, journals, and other items in the library's physical and digital collections.

Using precise, exact keywords or combinations of keywords will help you find the most useful results more quickly. 

Applying limiters can help you filter the results you are seeing and narrow down results by date, source type, subject, and other fields. 

  • Last Updated Nov 06, 2020
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  • Answered By Diane Hahn

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