New search tool for books, articles and more: MultiSearch

Milne Library announces the launch of its new federated searching tool. MultiSearch provides students with the ability to simultaneously search the library’s catalog, WorldCat, and any combination of article databases.

In the past, the hundreds of library resources, each containing a huge number of journal and newspaper articles, e-books, encyclopedias, music, artwork, reports, and much more had be examined individually. Searching across multiple sources at once will assist students in the information discovery process, providing a great place to start research topics that are interdisciplinary in nature and reducing the amount of time students spend searching.

MultiSearch can be found in the QuickSearch box on the main page of the library’s website. Performing a search from this QuickSearch box can retrieve results from both the library catalog, as well as a number of interdisciplinary article databases. Additionally, the Advanced Search page provides the ability to individually select databases or choose a broad category of databases to be searched. Advanced Search also gives you options to limit a search by field, dates, full text only, and peer reviewed.

About Bonnie J. M. Swoger
Science Librarian at SUNY Geneseo, a small, public liberal arts college. I am interested in scientific communication in general and how we teach students about how scientists share information.

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