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Get Started With A New Search Interface

Thursday, June 28, 2012
Thomas Urell
t.urell [at]
(617) 373-2821

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The discovery search box on the library home page has been upgraded this summer to provide an easier and more powerful search tool. The new discovery search now allows for better integration with the system that manages our library resources and catalog, which is being replaced over the next year.

The new technology that powers the discovery search box delivers a wide-ranging search that includes the NU Library's local collections, plus books, articles, media, and more from across a wide scope of publishers and disciplines. It is the primary starting point for researchers who wish to see an overview of available resources on their topic.

Key features include:

  • Find it all: use a single interface for all your research, where you can find books, e-books, print and electronic articles, digital media, and other types of resources.
  • Find it easily: use sophisticated search features such as “did you mean?” and faceted navigation to help focus your search and quickly zero in on the most relevant results.
  • Get it: access digitized resources and full text when available, view item availability information in the search results, and place interlibrary requests for items from other libraries.
  • Save it: log in with your myNEU credentials to easily access your saved searches and save citations with EndNote or RefWorks.

Please be in touch if you have any questions or feedback about the new service. And remember, for more in-depth research in any subject area, you’ll continue to find our librarians’ resource recommendations listed on our subject guides.



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