Answered By: Nancy Alzo
Last Updated: Sep 29, 2015     Views: 33

"Quick Search" is the Libraries' new discovery service.  A discovery service is a web interface that allows you to search a wide-range of library resources from a single, simple search box.  Your seach results will include books, ebooks, recordings, films, articles -- citations to almost everything in our library databases.  Use Quick Search by entering your keywords in the search box that appears on the Libraries home page.

Your initial search will return results that are in our collections -- physically or in full-text.  Even so - result sets are large.  You can further limit your results by selecting from choices on the left of your results list -- just books, or academic articles for example.  You can also select a date range -- just the latest 5 years, for example. 

Quick Search is a great tool for finding a few resources on a topic -- a useful starting point.  To get more specific, subject-focused results or to search more comprehensively, we suggest that you use our Resources by Subject links and select databases that are appropriate for your topic.


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