Answered By: Sarah J. Hammill
Last Updated: Jun 01, 2018     Views: 77

YES! We know have EDS (EBSCO Discovery Service).

What is a Discovery Service?

EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) is an online research tool that "pulls together" almost all of our Library resources so that they can be explored using a single search box. In other words, rather than searching the Library Catalog for books and a database such as Academic Search Complete for journal articles, you can do an EDS search and get results which include books, e-books, journal articles, and government documents in one list. In fact, you could think of EDS as the Library's version of Google.

How does it work?

Technically-speaking, EDS provides an integrated index for most of our Library resources. Although it is an EBSCO product, your search results will also include non-EBSCO resources such as:

  • ScienceDirect
  • the Library Catalog

Not only does it search most of our resources with one search box, EDS returns your results quickly and ranks them according to relevancy. It's powerful and should be of help finding resources for your research. Just keep in mind that, like Google, it may return a large number of results and you will need to use judgment when assessing their value.

How do I limit my EBSCO Discovery Service result list using facets?

Facets appear in the left column of the EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) result list and can be used to limit the results that appear. As users select facets and limiters to refine the search results, terms are added to the Current Search box below the Refine Results area.

Limit To:

  • Catalog only
  • Available @ FIU Libraries
  • Peer Reviewed
  • Print Books Only
  • Digital Archive Only

Publication Date by Range

Facets to Refine:

  • Source Type
  • Subject
  • Library Location
  • Publisher
  • Publication
  • Language
  • Collection
  • Limit to Databases


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