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Use Discover to Find eResources

Discover search box on home page with link to Advanced search

What is Discover?

Discover is the main search box on the Smith College Libraries website. It searches millions of resources in the library catalog, journal article databases, and local primary-source collections all at once. You can use it to find a number of eResources, such as:

  • eBooks
  • Online journal articles
  • Other digitized resources

Note: While Discover includes many of the library’s online resources, including those found in EBSCO databases, some resources will not appear, such as items in ProQuest databases. Don’t hesitate to Ask Us if you need help finding sources.

Finding eResources in Discover

The fastest way to find eResources in Discover is by going directly to its Advanced Search function. 

On the Advanced Search screen, click on the link at the top that says “Login for full access.” Enter your Smith username and password when prompted.

Discover - Login for full access

Type in your search term and click the green Search button.

Refine your results: On the lefthand side of the screen is a “Limit To” menu. Select “Full Text Online”.

Discover - limit to full text online

You can further limit your search by using other options in the left panel, such as:

  • Scholarly (Peer Reviewed)
  • Specific date range
  • Source types: Books, Academic Journals, etc.
  • Language
  • Specific database

Look for these blue links in your search results and click to access the item:

  • Linked Full Text
  • PDF Full Text
  • HTML Full Text
  • Smith: Link to Resource
  • Check SC Links for Availability

For more details see the Smith College Libraries - Discover Advanced Search Tutorial (Zoom video)

How can I get more help using Discover?

See our guide how to Find Online Sources.

Librarians are available to answer questions and help you with whatever you need. Reach out by using Ask Us!