Beginning this fall, research at LSU Libraries will be a whole lot easier. That’s because on August 13, LSU Libraries will fully implement its Discovery tool, a Google-like interface that searches much of the Libraries’ content, including e-books, journal articles, reference sources, newspapers from around the world, and information about books and other print material in the Libraries.
Discovery (short for EBSCO Discovery Service) searches across the LSU Libraries’ catalog and many of its databases and online resources so that customers will have a one-stop search engine that returns high quality content in books, journals, archives, and databases.
“The students I’ve shown this to so far have been very enthusiastic,” says Sigrid Kelsey, Electronic Reference Resources and Web Development Coordinator. “They are now able to retrieve excellent library resources with one search, which used to require separately searching numerous databases.” Students will no longer need to know which database they should search for any given topic.
The resources patrons are accustomed to using aren’t going away, however. Discovery simply provides a unified access point to many of them. The links to the individual resources will continue to be available for those who need to do more specialized searching.
Discovery was funded by LOUIS, with an additional enhancement purchased by LSU Libraries.
For more information, email Sigrid Kelsey at firstname.lastname@example.org