DeLib Discovery provides access to all of DeLib's physical resources plus online full text resources from a large number of databases. DeLib Discovery can also expand a search to find other resources available only as citations (i.e. not as full text). The full text of these resources can be requested through DeLib's interlibrary loan services (ILLiad). Note that while DeLib Discovery can search many databases simultaneously, more complex searches should be performed in each database individually using their original search interfaces.
DeLib Discovery consists of three search tools: "DeLib Catalog", "Articles & More", and "eJournal Titles". Each search tool can be selected using the radio buttons above the search box. Selecting a tool changes the search box hints and advanced search links available:
Searching with any of DeLib Discovery’s search tools will produce a search results page listing items matching the search terms used.
The red menu bar across the top of the page includes navigation links to each of the search tools, other WCM-Q pages, and My EBSCOhost.
Users of DeLib Discovery can create a "My EBSCOhost" account using the "Sign In" link in the red menu bar at the top of the search results page. This allows searchers to:
Users who have previously created a "My EBSCOhost" account through another EBSCOhost database, e.g. Academic Search Premier, can sign-in to that account through DeLib Discovery.
The "Articles & More" search tool finds results across a large number of research databases, and provides direct links to the full text of resources with some exceptions. (See the What is searched by the DeLib Discovery "Articles & More" search tool? and What is NOT searched by the DeLib Discovery "Articles & More" search tool? sections below.)
By default, search results are limited to articles in the ejournals in the DeLib ejournal collection, allowing for a search focused on pre-selected health, medical, and interdisciplinary resources. These are both subscription and open access/free ejournals selected by the librarians or recommended by WCM-Q faculty, staff and students. However, the scope of DeLib Discovery can be expanded to full content of the underlying databases by unchecking the "DeLib eJournal Collection Only" limiter found to the left of the search results list. Note that some of these additional resources may be unavailable in full text.
The "eJournal Titles" search tool provides access to the list of ejournal titles held in the DeLib ejournal collection. Each title is linked to one or more publishers' or providers' websites, allowing users to browse or search within the content of the individual journal.
Nearly a hundred databases are searched. Their names can be found on the left side of the search results screen.
These databases come from the following publishers:
ACM, Cambridge, EBSCO, Elsevier, Gale, Nature Publishing, NLM (MEDLINE), Oxford, Sage, SpringerLink, Taylor & Francis, Thomson Reuters, Wiley, ... and hundreds of others.
Additionally, there is Complementary Index database from EBSCO which is not shown in the limiter's list and includes resources from various publishers.
Databases listed below are not searched.
* These content providers also offer other databases which are not listed here but they are searched. For example, while Elsevier's Compendex is on this list, DeLib Discovery searches most of Elsevier's ClinicalKey database including 2,000 journals.