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Databases: Discovery know-how

What is EBSCO Discovery Service?

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     EBSCO Discovery Service is a library search engine that searches through NCI Library's         collection of books, ejournals, newspaper articles, theses and more. Discovery provides a     single unified search box where you can search through all of the library's separate                 databases at one time. It is often the best place to start your research. 


Discovery LibGuide

This Discovery LibGuide will help you explore the following:

Where can I find Discovery?

   There are a few places where you can access Discovery: 

  • From the library website where there is a custom Discovery search box.
  • Directly from the Discovery home page by clicking here.
  • Across our LibGuides where you will see numerous Discovery links.

*Note: At times, you may be prompted with a login window for EBSCO. When the login box to the right appears use x, your student number and your regular password.


Discovery Help

Question Mark   Have a question? Check out the EBSCO Discovery Service help page for more information. Or send an e-mail    to the Library Help Centre.

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When to Use Discovery?


 When you are beginning your research.

 When you need to browse and access all of the library's electronic resources             quickly.

 To get an overview of the resources available on your topic.

Do NOT use:

 When you are looking for early release conference proceedings or journal                 articles; these will often not be available until final publication.

 When you are doing legal research, particularly cases; the law resources are             available separately. (Law Subject Guide)

 When you are looking for company and industry reports; these are available in           specific business databases (e.g. Business Source Complete and Proquest          Business Collection).

Try Discovery!

This LibGuide was created and edited by Cory Newbigging.