Finding and access e-journals in DiscoverEd

You can search for journal titles or browse the “ejournals A-Z” to find and access e-journals in DiscoverEd.

–> Search DiscoverEd

Previously our e-journals A-Z list was separate to the Library Catalogue and Searcher. Now this is fully integrated into DiscoverEd, so you have two ways of finding e-journals in DiscoverEd.

If searching for a specific journal (either e-journal or print journal) then just type the journal title into the search box on DiscoverEd or the DiscoverEd search box on the Library website.

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The blessing of discovery

One of our colleagues recently rediscovered this fantastic invitation card for the launch of the Library’s first online library catalogue. It dates back to 1985.

The invitation card for the launch of EULOGIA, 1985

The invitation card for the launch of EULOGIA, 1985

The system was named ‘EULOGIA’ (‘Edinburgh University On-line for General Information Access’).

‘Eulogia’ comes from the Greek for ‘blessing’ – and it most certainly was for both users and staff, as a beginning for the move away from card catalogues. Many of our colleagues, who were here at the time, recall this as a revolutionary moment and had great fondness for the system.

Of course, we are feeling blessed again 30 years on at the launch of our new system, ‘DiscoverEd’, which is available now.

Laura Shanahan
Head of Collections Development and Access

With thanks to Richard Battersby, Head of Library Academic Support, for sharing this little piece of history.

How to find a book in DiscoverEd

If searching for a known item e.g. book, journal article, etc., use a combination of title and author keywords.

–> Search DiscoverEd

For example, if you were looking for this book:

Carter, S., Kelly, F. and Brailsford, I. (2012) Structuring your research thesis. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan.

You could do a search using the keywords “carter”, “structuring” and “research”. DiscoverEd will look for items that include all the keywords in the item record.

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You could add more keywords into the search, such as the other author names or the word “thesis” from the title. Or you could use the Advanced Search option to perform your search. Continue reading

DiscoverEd is live!

You can now access DiscoverEd at http://discovered.ed.ac.uk

DiscoverEdLogoBoWWebYou can also search and access DiscoverEd directly from the search box on the Library homepage (www.ed.ac.uk/is/library). And you can access it via the Library tab on MyEd.

DiscoverEd can be searched via the DiscoverEd search points pcs (formerly Library Catalogue machines) in all Library sites. Please note if using DiscoverEd on these machines you cannot sign in and the search is limited to our local collections i.e. books, journal titles, DVDs, etc. See Using DiscoverEd Search Points.

Want help using DiscoverEd? Try our FAQs.

Or contact the Helpline (IS.Helpline@ed.ac.uk).

 

Retrieve saved references in the Library Catalogue now!

Have you been saving your search results in the Library Catalogue? If so you will need to export the references you wish to keep before the Catalogue goes into read-only mode on 24th June 2015.

Both the Library Catalogue and Searcher are being replaced by DiscoverEd soon. In preparation for this the Library Catalogue must go into a read-only mode on 24th June 2015. If you have been saving search results into your My List in the Catalogue you must export any you wish to keep before the Catalogue becomes read-only.

To find out what you can do and more information please see the previous blog post:

What to do with your saved references in Library Catalogue.

There is also information available on what to do if you have been saving your search results in Searcher.

Save the stuff you saved in Searcher.

DiscoverEd coming soon!

DiscoverEd will be going live in early July and it’s all beginning to get quite exciting.

Want a sneak peek at what it currently looks like? Ok, just small blurry screenshots for just now:

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Be prepared

DiscoverEd will replace both the Library Catalogue and Searcher. There are some things you may have to do or prepare for before DiscoverEd goes live.

If you have any saved references or saved searches in the Library Catalogue or Searcher you must start making plans now to ensure you don’t lose these. Continue reading

Preparing for DiscoverEd

DiscoverEd goes live this summer replacing both the Library Catalogue and Searcher. There are some things you may have to do or prepare for before DiscoverEd goes live or just after.

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Before DiscoverEd goes live

If you have any saved references or saved searches in the Library Catalogue or Searcher you must start making plans now to ensure you don’t lose these. Continue reading

What to do with your saved references in Library Catalogue

Have you been saving your search results in the Library Catalogue? If so you will need to look at exporting the references you wish to keep before the University loses access to the Library Catalogue.

In the Library Catalogue you can save results into your “My List” so you can go back to them at a later date if required.

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Start making plans now

As the Library Catalogue is being replaced by DiscoverEd you will need to start making plans for exporting those references that you need from the Catalogue to ensure you don’t lose them. The Library Catalogue will become read-only as of 5pm (BST), Wednesday 24th June 2015, so you must export any references you want to keep before this time. Continue reading