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Library Guide for International Students

Getting Started with Discovery

DISCOVERY is the library’s tool that searches for books, journal articles, videos, and e-resources at once.

You can find the DISCOVERY search box on library home page.

Basic Search

Using this interface, you can search the collections of the Gellert Library as well as the collections of many other libraries worldwide, although you always see items from our library’s collections and services first.

Simply enter your search terms in the search box on the homepage. The search results will include material relevant to your topic in various formats. With DISCOVERY you can locate library items, directly access electronic resources, and refine your search results by applying filters. For more information please view the following tutorial.

Advanced Search

Click on “Advanced Search” to search by keyword, title, author, subject, or ISBN/ISSN/OCLC Number, as well as to limit results by library, format, publication date, content, audience, or language.

When searching from the library homepage, you are accessing thousands of ebooks, our entire paper book collection, EBSCO’s general Academic Search Complete, and open access materials. Using Advanced Search, you can select additional library databases to be searched through DISCOVERY.