Spring semester is upon us and I would like to take this time to tell you all about a new and exciting library resource that will streamline the research process. Our students (and perhaps faculty too!) have always asked us for a way to search for all of the library’s resources from one place like they can when searching Google. Well, we have heard you all and now we can do just that! We’ve implemented a new resource call ‘EBSCO Discovery Service’ or EDS. The EDS looks and works like all the other EBSCO databases we’re familiar with (e.g., ERIC).
The EDS allows us to have a single search box on the library’s web page so we can search the library catalog, GALILEO, Eagle Scholar, and Special Collections all at once. A new tab will soon be added to the library’s web page in order to access the EDS but in the mean time it is accessible from the 1) Zach’s News blog, 2) go directly to EDS , or 3) click ‘EDS-Beta’ under the ‘Services’ column on the library’s web page.
I will be happy to provide a demonstration on how this new resource works. This resource is also available from any mobile device or tablet (yes, there’s an app for that…) and it’s very easy to use. I want to make sure all COE faculty/staff and students (especially our online students) are aware of this exciting new resource.
Training tutorials are available.