Monday, October 22, 2007

New: Multi-Database Search and home page

The Library and Learning Resources Home Page Now Features Multi-Database Search as well as a simplified layout.

The Empire State College Library is pleased to unveil our new Multi-Database Search tool. You will also see that we have simplified the library home page layout. These changes are intended to make it easier for you find the tools, resources and information you use most often.

Multi-Database Search is a powerful tool that allows you to locate a wide variety of research materials using just one search box. When you use this tool from the home page, you are searching ten different research tools simultaneously, including Gale Academic OneFile, EBSCO Academic Search Premier, ProQuest , JSTOR, and more. Your search results will display in a single page, with duplicate items removed. You can also use the links at the bottom of this box to “Search by Subject” or “Search by Database” to focus on more specialized collections of resources.

Library home page showing embedded Multi-Database Search boxTo learn more about using Multi-Database Search, review our new Quick Start tutorial.

Note: The new Multi-Database search does not replace the library’s other web resources: All Research Databases, Subject Guides, the E-book Catalog, and our online reference publications. We recommend that you continue use these tools to take full advantage of the Library’s extensive collection of resources.

For questions about using this new tool or for assistance using the library, send an email to librarian@esc.edu or submit your question to http://www.esc.edu/askalibrarian.

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