Retrieving references saved in Searcher

Do you still have saved references in Searcher that you would like to access?

The Library launched the new discovery service, DiscoverEd, on 30th June, which replaced both the Library Catalogue and Searcher. As a result, Searcher is no longer supported by the Library and our current contract will expire soon.

During the week beginning 3rd August the Library will move any folders saved on Searcher. After this move, you will be able to access your folder via any of the other EBSCOhost databases using your Searcher account user name and password.

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*Be aware that when we move the references, some references may not migrate and you may no longer have full text access to some content*

The EBSCOhost databases from which you will be able to access your folder content are listed at the end of this blog post and can be accessed via the Database A-Z list. Sign in as you would on Searcher to access folder content.

You still have the option to export your folder content before 3rd August. Access your Searcher account by clicking here.

There are a couple of options to export your references from your Searcher folder.

Sign in > go to your folder > for each folder select the items you wish to move (click on ‘select all’ if you want to export all items)

Pick one of the following options from the right hand menu: ‘Print’, ‘Email’ ‘Save’ or ‘Export’


If you chose to email the references to yourself and a PDF of the full text for which you have saved the reference is available and the box ‘PDF as separate attachment (when available)’ is checked, your references will be sent with full text documents attached.

Save and Print

Selecting ‘Detailed citation and abstract’ from the drop down menu exports all relevant metadata and URL, if available. You can chose your preferred citation style from the drop down menu.


Select all and export to a range of bibliographic services such as Zotero and Endnote or export in BibTeX or XML.

*Remember you will need to do this for each folder you have set up in Searcher*


[SCM]actwin,0,0,0,0;DiscoverEd - Google Chromechrome08/05/2015 , 12:20:47DiscoverEd has similar functionality which allows you to save references using a feature called “e-shelf” and to save searches.

Find out more at Library Discovery – DiscoverEd

EBSCOhost databases

You can access all of these listed databases via the Databases A-Z list.
After the 3rd August 2015 once you are in one of these databases you can access your Searcher folders and references by signing in as you would in Searcher.

  1. Anthropology Plus
  2. Art Full Text (Wilson)
  3. ATLA Serials (Full Text)
  4. Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
  5. British Education Index
  6. Business Source Complete
  7. Chicano Database
  8. Child Development and Adolescent Studies
  9. CINAHL Plus
  10. EconLit
  11. Education Abstracts
  12. Education Source
  13. Educational Administration Abstracts
  14. ERIC
  15. Historical Abstracts
  16. History of Science, Technology & Medicine
  17. Index to Printed Music
  18. Peace Research Abstracts
  19. Race Relations Abstracts
  20. RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
  21. Russian Academy of Science Bibliographies
  22. SportDiscus with Full Text