Planning ahead for the Fall: A Resource You Should Know About: Ebsco Discovery Service
During the summer, the Library will change its current discovery service (labeled “QuickSearch,” or Encore), to Ebsco Discovery Service (EDS --this link is to a trial version only; our full version is in process). After careful testing and trials, librarians felt that EDS gives far better search results, more flexibility for links to research guides, topic pages, and information pages, and the greatest possible compability with our other platforms.
Ebsco Discovery Service will also include “Curriculum Builder,” an easy-to-use way to place the library’s journal articles, books, and videos in your new Blackboard course shell (since Blackboard is also migrating this summer). The Library’s books will be included (of course!) in the search scopes, as well as works in Digital Commons. The service will be fully configured and tested by late June; right now you can try out our test site here.
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