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* Continue reading

Exporting your results from DiscoverEd

You can export results from DiscoverEd to reference management software, including EndNote Web and EndNote.

–> Access DiscoverEd

In DiscoverEd you can export single search results (references) at a time or you can export multiple search results (references) at one time.

Single result

You can export a single search result via the Actions menu that appears on every item record in DiscoverEd. Continue reading

e-Shelf: Saving your search results

The e-Shelf is an area where you can save search results so you can refer back to them later.

–> Access DiscoverEd

You must be signed into DiscoverEd to save results. Although the e-Shelf option is available when not signed in the items will not be saved.

FAQ: How do I access my Library Account (sign in)?

There are three different ways of saving search results to your e-Shelf:

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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

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

Save the stuff you saved in Searcher

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

In Searcher you can create a personal account and then add individual or groups of search results to a folder. This is a way of saving your references within Searcher so you can go back to them at a later date if required. The functionality also allows you to create sub-folders so you can organise your references better.

Start making plans now

As Searcher is being replaced by DiscoverEd  this summer you will need to start making plans for exporting those references that you need from Searcher to ensure you don’t lose them.

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