DePauw - Libraries

About Discovery Search

What am I searching when I use Discovery Search?

  • All of WorldCat in a new interface called WorldCat Discovery
  • A growing collection of e-books and articles from a variety of databases
  • All the books, videos, music, special collections, and more at DePauw Libraries

Can I still search the databases directly?

  • Yes!  We have not changed access to any databases.  These can be accessed from the Databases link on the home page.

How do I narrow results to just DePauw stuff?

  • Use the filters on the left side of the results screen to limit your results by Library


  • Click on a title to view the Availability tab which includes the library name and call number



How do I get to the full-text or abstract of an article?

  • Narrow results by checking the box for Article/Chapter in the Format filter at the left 
  • Click the Access online button to view the full-text

  • Click the title and then the Description tab for more information such as an article abstract or additional full-text options
  • If the library does not subscribe to the article in full-text, you may click the Request Item button on the Availability tab to request a copy from Interlibrary Loan

 How do I find journals?