New discovery service launched today

The IOE Library Search service has just be launched for Beta testing. This aims to save users time by providing a way of searching across multiple resources in one place. These include:

  • The Library Catalogue
  • The Archives Catalogue
  • IOE EPrints
  • Digital Education Resource Archive (DERA)
  • Ejournals and Ebooks which the IOE subscribes to
  • Databases such as BEI
  • and much more.

IOE Library Search screen

Please give it a test drive and let us know how you are finding it and what we might improve. We aim to have this launched as a fully implemented service by the beginning of the Autumn term.

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2 Responses to New discovery service launched today

  1. Hi

    We used to have this at the University of Bedfordshire (http://lrweb.beds.ac.uk). I think it is useful for a quick search. It saves having to log into various databases etc. But I expect that for a deeper and more through search one should not rely only on it. I would use it very often though!

    • Nazlin Bhimani says:

      You’re so right, Annika! I think it’s a great way to get a sense of what’s out there but you do need to look at the individual databases and systematically search through these as each database has its own thesaurus. Thanks for your comment. Nazlin

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