What is LibrarySearch+?
LibrarySearch+ is a discovery, full-text search that combines in one search most of our extensive online and print content in a single unified index. Besides CBBcat catalog content, it includes over 90% of the journals we subscribe to, many of our article-indexing databases, newspaper articles, HathiTrust, and allows the user an option to include many open digital collections, repositories, and other open access archives into their search.
Particularly advantageous for:
- beginning search by a novice researcher
- eliminates the confusion of which specific database or subject category to start
- interdisciplinary searching
- overwhelming number of full text in the results
- powerful full text searching by using specific phrase or well-defined search terms
- “going beyond the library” option includes scholarly digital collections on the web in your search
Features of LibrarySearch+
- Google-like searching
- find a variety of resources with one search – books, ebooks, journal articles, images, newspaper articles and more…
- search results can be easily narrowed by using the facets – content types, subject terms, date, library location and more…
- can limit to schlolarly/peer-reviewed sources
- preponderance of full text results and,if not, provides a link to ArticleLinker or interlibrary loan option
- search interface optimized for smart phones
- search results can be viewed in six commonly used citation formats and exported to EndNote
- RSS feeds are automatically created for any search you run and you can subscribe to a feed to get easy updates to your searches
What’s Not in LibrarySearch+?
Though extensive, there are some library resources not included in LibrarySearch+. For comprehensive or discipline-targeted searches, the indexes listed in our Subject Guides should be consulted.