Cape Breton University Library has selected EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) to provide an easy to use and powerful discovery tool that will search its entire collection. The discovery solution from EBSCO will be known as One Search and will be used to search all of the library’s databases as well as the library’s catalogue in one powerful and customizable search. (At the present time full catalogue searching is not yet available but will be rolled out during the semester). Patrons can currently use One Search to search for Full Text and Citations for Academic Journal Articles, Newspaper Articles, Primary Source Documents, Reviews, Dissertations/Theses and Magazine Articles.
EDS offers our users exactly what our library needs: a single search interface for discovery of our entire collection and features to heighten the research experience, providing everything our user’s need in one place.
In addition to naming the discovery solution One Search Cape Breton University Library has also incorporated other custom branding features into EDS including customizing the page with school colors and banners. With EDS, we can also create custom pages for individual departments or subject-specific research. Which our Librarians will be working on and which you will see soon.
As the library continues to use EBSCO Discovery Service we hope that database usage will continue to increase. Other academic libraries that have purchased EDS are already seeing an improvement in database usage.
EBSCO Discovery Service creates a unified, customized index of an institution’s information resources, and an easy, yet powerful means of accessing all of that content from a single search box–searching made even more powerful because of the quality of metadata and depth and breadth of coverage. EDS content includes all of our subscription Ebsco Host databases as well as full text and citation content from nearly all of our Electronic Journal holdings.
Please visit our Web Site at http://www.cbu.ca/library to discover what EDS One Search can do for you. Our librarians will be available to answer any questions you might have regarding One Search. In addition, look for announcements regarding EDS One Search Training Work Shops to be offered at the Library soon. If you would like to schedule an instruction session at the Library for your students to learn One Search please email or call Cathy Chisholm at 563-1993 Cathy_Chisholm@cbu.ca
OneSearch does NOT replace access to the research resources individually – you can continue to access them within their original search interfaces by using the Subject Guides, E-Resources and Databases, or Journals (A-Z Titles List) links on our web page.