Millersville University students, faculty and staff can now search nearly all University library resources from a single search box. The state system has been working with EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) for more than a decade and Millersville recently chose the EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) as its unifying library search solution.
The University’s new “Library Search” service brings together in one place the ability to search the library catalog, dozens of research databases, full text research journals, newspapers, trade publications, government documents, image and video resources and the full text of thousands of electronic books, along with some digital content from University Special Collections and Archives.
“The University community should find this service familiar as the bulk of the library’s research databases use the same platform and therefore have the same ‘look and feel’ and similar functionality,” said Scott Anderson, professor and information systems librarian at Millersville.
“In addition, anyone who has created an account on the service will be able to create folders and manage citations to any item they find through the service or any other database available through the EBSCOHost platform.”
The “Library Search” service allows users access to citations and text from nearly 50,000 magazines and journals, approximately 825,000 CDs and DVDs, nearly six million books and more than 20,000 conference proceedings.
“The ability to search nearly all of the library’s resources from a single point is great when you do not know quite where to start or if you want a very broad or interdisciplinary view of the research available on a topic,” said Anderson.
Millersville was the leading development partner for this product and the first customer. There are currently more than 100 other subscribing institutions around the world signed on to use this product and more than 100 other institutions evaluating the service. The “Library Search” box can be found on the library’s website, http://www.library.millersville.edu/. For more information, contact Anderson at Scott.Anderson@millersville.edu.