Thursday, May 25, 2017

What is a Discovery Service? ILS Update #3

 What is a library discovery service?

  • Discovery services are search engines designed for library users.
  • You can use one search box to search almost everything in the library collection (including physical books, eBooks, articles, multimedia and open access resources). 
  • After running a search, you can limit the results by date, subject or information format (books, articles, videos, etc.). Or mark a checkbox to expand your search beyond Armacost Library. 
  • Armacost Library's upcoming system migration will replace our traditional catalog with the Primo discovery service. 

What will it be like to use our new discovery service?

What will stay the same?

  •  The Armacost Library home page will still be your first stop to find books, articles and more. We'll integrate the new search interface into the tabbed search box and all research guides. 
  • All your favorite databases such as JSTOR, Business Source Complete and ProQuest Research Library will still be there, if you prefer to run searches directly in the database rather than in Primo. Use the library's Article Database page

When is this happening?

  • We will be going live with the new system on June 30, 2017.

 Where can I get more information?