Discover the new features in Discover!

Discover is the best place to start your research and we’ve added some new features to it to help you search for information and articles:

  • We’ve moved our A-Z eJournals list into Discover so you can enter the title of a journal and search within it.
  • The Subject Support pages’ Discover search box enables you to search resources just for your subject area.
  • A few of the databases we subscribe to aren’t searchable from Discover. So , to find these, click on Other Resources for your Subject on the right hand side of the Search Results in Discover.
  • Research Starters can be useful to help when you are at the first stages of your research. These are encyclopedia descriptions of popular terms to provide a basic understanding of the subject. They also link to other key terms which you can use to perform a more in-depth search.
  • Remember if you want to retrieve your search results or articles you’ll need the permalink! This is a permanent and stable link that will last. Don’t just copy the URL from your browser’s address bar as this won’t work after you have closed your session.

Check out all of these videos for more information on these features in Discover!

It’s best to create a My EBSCOhost account to save your search results (EBSCO is the provider of Discover). Once you have registered an account you can add articles to your folder to easily access the ones you want to view. Don’t save your results to the temporary folder as anything saved here will be lost when you log out of your session. For more information about saving your search results check out this video

If you need any more help with any of these aspects of Discover then Contact Us.  We are also aware that some users are seeing a blank screen when using Internet Explorer to access Discover and electronic resources.  We recommend using Firefox for Windows operating systems but please Contact Us if you need any help.

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