This is great as it can help you discover books, articles, reviews, etc., that you did not know existed on your topic and open up your research.
However, if you are unable to quickly find what you are looking for in the search results and need to refine these or if you want to do a more specific search so that you get less search results in the first place there are options available to you in DiscoverEd to do this. Continue reading →
DiscoverEd is the Library’s new discovery service and principal search tool which you should use to find books, e-books, journals, ejournal articles, database content and other materials made available by the Library.
You may have noticed that the Library Catalogue is looking a lot different and that Searcher no longer exists?
Earlier in the summer both the Library Catalogue and Searcher were replaced by DiscoverEd. You can use DiscoverEd to search the Library’s collections and find books, ebooks, ejournal articles and more. And you can sign in to DiscoverEd using EASE to manage loans, requests and fines. Continue reading →
The facets provide you with a number of ways of refining your search results to reduce the number. However, the first option you are given actually allows you to expand your search results to include items that are not within the Library’s collections. Just tick the box to expand your results, though this will mean you will find items that the Library does not have access to.
The Show only options allow you to choose to show only certain types of items in your results list. You can choose either just to see items from Peer-reviewed Journals, only items that the Library has Full Text access to or only Physical items i.e. print items held in the Library’s collections. Continue reading →
When searching for a journal article use keywords from the article title not the journal title.
For example, if you were looking for this journal article:
Beyes, T. (2010) ‘Uncontained: The art and politics of reconfiguring urban space’, Culture and Organization, 16 (3), pp. 229-246.
You could do a search using the author’s name, Beyes, and keywords from the article title e.g. “uncontained”, “art” and “politics”. DiscoverEd will look for items that include all the keywords in the item record.
The current University of Edinburgh’s Library Catalogue has been in use for 16 years which is pretty old for a library catalogue and this got us thinking about what the catalogue was like in the early days of the Library.
Fortunately for us the Library’s Iconic Items site has given us a glimpse of the earliest Library Catalogue for the University Library.