We know you’ve been loving our new Discover search!
In this post we outline our top three tips to get even more out of your searching experience.
TIP 1 Search only Nova Scotia Health Library’s holdings
Our Discover search helps you find a wealth of content in our own library collection and beyond, but what if you only want to search among our books and journals?
From the library’s homepage, go to Search Sources (1) in the top navigation bar and select Discover (2) from the drop-down menu.
Under Search Nova Scotia Health Library Collections, select the Journals tab or the Books tab (outlined in red below), then enter the title you’re looking for (A). Click on Search to find out if we have that title in our collection and how to access it. Alternatively, you can browse our collection by title (B).
TIP 2 Understand what ‘View full text’ means
When you click on the View full text link under the title of a book, book chapter, journal, or article in your Discover search results, one of two things will happen:
TIP 3 Create an account to bookmark items and save your searches
In the upper right of any page in Discover, click on Sign up (1). Fill in the required fields and submit: registration is quick and easy!
Once signed into your account, you can:
You can then view these items through the Bookmarks and My Searches tabs (4) below the main search bar.
We’re confident this information will enhance your searching experience. For more support, be sure to check out our handy Website and Discover Search Tip Sheet.
You can also take a guided tour through the pop-up tutorial currently on our home page.
If you’re looking for more in-depth training on searching the library’s resources, you can:
As always, if you have any other questions, please reach out to AskLibrary@nshealth.ca. We are here to help!
Librarian Educator, Education & Training Lead
Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Eastern Zone
Aberdeen Hospital, Northern Zone
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Last updated: Sep 23, 2022 10:50 AM
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