Using Ebsco's Discovery Service (EDS), we've created a single search box called Research Starter. This replaces our two previous search boxes (Find Articles-integrated search & Find Books-online catalog).
A discovery tool like EDS is a "...web software that searches journal-article and library-catalog metadata in a unified index and presents search results in a single interface."
This is different from a federated search tool like Ebsco Integrated Search, which "...searches multiple databases and aggregates the results."
From: Usability test results for a discovery tool in an academic library. Information Technology and Libraries. 31.1 (Mar. 2012) p83.
There are a few article databases that cannot be directly included and will instead appear in an "Additional Resources" box at the right of the search results screen:
arXiv - bibliographic records with links to full text for over 600,000 preprints of scientific papers.
British Library EThOS -theses from participating higher education institutions in the UK & includes more than 290,000 theses dating back to the 1600s. Many are available for free.
CogPrints - electronic archive for self-archive papers in any area of Psychology, Neuroscience and Linguistics and in many areas of Computer Science, Biology, Medicine, Anthropology, & other fields related to cognition.
Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard (DASH) -over 8,000 scholarly articles, theses and dissertations, papers, and reports authored by Harvard faculty and students. Some full text available.
Directory of Open Access Journals -freely available scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content & includes over 7,700 journals and 801,000 articles.
Government Printing Office Catalog - includes federal publications from the following catalogues: Congressional Serial Set Catalog, Congressional Publications, GPO Access Publications, Internet Publications, Periodicals, and Serials.
Manuscriptorium -a single digital library database from the resources previously held in libraries throughout the European Union and beyond. Includes books and some archival documents. Provides access to digital copies of the documents.
OAISTER - contains more than 25 million records representing digital resources from more than 1,100 contributors. Includes freely available full text on the web.
University of Pittsburgh Repositories -five open-access collections from the University of Pittsburgh: Aphasiology Archive; Archive of European Integration; Industry Studies Working Papers; Minority Health & Health Equity Archive; PhilSci Archive.
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