We updated our website—you’re going to love the new Discover search!

by Library Staff on 2022-05-02T09:02:00-03:00 in Research skills, Research, Searching, Teaching & Learning | 0 Comments

We updated our website to highlight our subject guides and key search sources, including a new Discover search. We’re confident that these changes will help you navigate to the content you need for your clinical practice and research!

What is Discover?

Discover is a Google-style search for library content. It searches the library’s print and electronic subscription resources, including article-level full text. Its built-in features help bring relevant content to the top of your results, to quickly get you the content you need.

What other ways can I search for information?

Our website highlights four search sources. Each source focuses on a collection of content. For example, if you want to search for book chapters and journal articles, use Discover.

Other search sources include:

  • Databases: Choose a single database to focus on a specific area of health care or health research.
  • Patient Education Pamphlets: Search our patient education pamphlet collection for full-text pamphlet PDFs.
  • Website & Subject Guides: Search our website and subject guides for:
    • Recommended resources linked on our website
    • Subject guides, including professional and patient guidance created by local health care experts

What else is new?

  • Update: If you have saved any links to our previous catalogue and eJournals search page, they will need to be updated. These tools have been replaced by Discover.
  • Discover User Accounts: Discover allows you to create a user account where you can request articles, bookmark items, and more. Creating a user account also helps to pre-populate our new Document Delivery form when you land on an item you want and need to request.
  • Subject Guides: Our growing collection of guides for either Staff & Physicians or Patient audiences is now organized into four groups:
  • Top navigation: The menu at the top of our website has changed to highlight our search sources, services and new subject guide groups.

We know you’ll want to test drive these changes to get comfortable with the new navigation and improved searching. Education sessions are scheduled in May and June, so sign up today for a guided tour! If you would prefer one-on-one support, please book a consultation with a library team member at your convenience.

Library Staff

Nova Scotia Health Library Services

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