Guide to eDiscover
- Click on the eDiscover tab on the University Libraries home page.
- Enter your search words and press SEARCH.
To narrow your initial search...
- Click "Search Options" underneath the search box.
- You may narrow your search by selecting options to use Boolean phrases, find all your search terms, or find any of your search terms.
- You can narrow it down further by choosing publication dates, peer reviewed journals, only, full text articles only, location by which library at UAlbany, author, and title.
- If you are looking for images or charts, there are options to narrow that search as well by choosing what type of image you are looking for: black and white, color, map, chart, etc.
To refine your results...
- You can refine your results on the left side bar by:
- Publication Date
- Full Text
- Peer Reviewed
- Source Type
Scrolling through your results...
- You can sort by relevance, choose different page options, and alert/save/share your articles.
- Clicking on an individual source will bring up the abstract, similar sources, images, and information for citation.
- Beneath each source listing is a link to open the article as a PDF or HTML Document. You can also find the material within the library by clicking FIND IT.
- Save relevant articles that you want to keep by clicking the “Add to Folder” option within the article abstract.
Tips and tricks
If you have trouble...
- Use the Integrated Search function in the right hand column to view external results.
- In the top right hand corner, you can customize the look of your results by clicking “Preferences.”
- In addition to search results, the right side of the page also contains News/Updates on University Libraries.
- You can change the language of the search on the top toolbar.
- You can use the Search History tab underneath the text entry bar to track your research and return to specific searches.
- There is an icon on the left side next to the article describing where the article comes from (academic journal, etc).
- Use the tutorials provided when you click the “Help” button in the top right corner.
- If you have any questions or would like to virtually speak with a librarian, there is an “Ask A Librarian” chat feature on the right side of the page.
Students of UNL 205 X, Section 7662, Fall 2010