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What is the New Discover?

New Discover search box on libraries' homepage

The New Discover is linked on the Libraries' home page on the "Discover" tab.

New Discover is a brand-new interface with expanded functionality that makes it easier for you to scan search results, connect to online content, and refine your searches. New Discover provides access to millions of resources in the library catalog, journal-article databases, and local primary-source collections.

Key features include:

  • The simplified, mobile friendly results display separates books, articles, media, and other sources into scannable lists
  • Link directly to full text articles, ebooks, and streaming media
  • Limit to Smith-only results
  • Select your favorite resources to create customized searches

“The New Discover is a great place for you to begin your research. Use it to find a few good citations to books, articles, and media, before moving on to more specialized resources. New Discover is a robust tool for interdisciplinary research too. And, try it for chasing down information on esoteric subjects.” Barbara Polowy, Librarian

What’s in New Discover?

  • Five College Library Catalog
    Books, journals, DVDs, CDs, and other media available at Smith and the other Five Colleges
  • Journal article databases and full text sources
    EBSCO’s Academic Search Premier, JSTOR, Lexis/Nexis, Web of Science, many of Smith’s most popular subject databases, e-books, encyclopedia entries, streaming media, and more
  • Unique, local collections
    Full text documents from the W.E.B. DuBois and other archival collections at UMass Amherst (Credo database), UMass research including dissertations and theses, articles, and conference presentations (ScholarWorks database)

What's not included?

Some general and many specialized subject resources such as ProQuest’s Historical Newspapers and other databases, Worldcat, and others.


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