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About Discovery Search

What am I searching when I use Search?

  • All of WorldCat in an 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 search the databases directly?

  • Yes! 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

Library Filter Check Box

  • 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

Article Filter

  • Click the Access online button to view the full-text

Access online button

  • Click the title and then the Description tab for more information such as an article abstract

Description view

  • 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

InterLibrary Loan button

How do I find journals?

  • Type the name of the journal in the search box

Search box    Journal icon