Magazine article American Libraries

EBSCO Provides Deep Searches

Magazine article American Libraries

EBSCO Provides Deep Searches

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Product: EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS)

Details: EDS is two things: It is a single index composed of articles, encyclopedias, ebooks, images, and primary sources from hundreds of different sources that serve as the foundation of EDS. And it's a search platform that provides access to that content, as well as an institution's entire collection, via a single, customizable entry point.

User: Tobi Fineberg, high school librarian, the Dalton School Goldman Library, New York City

How does the Dalton School use EDS? In addition to many EBSCO databases, we use EDS as an overlay to our library catalog as well as many other databases. Patrons can search for items within the library and within most of our digital resources at the same time.

How does EDS serve the Dalton School's needs? Providing a comprehensive search capacity enhances our teaching of research methods by making obvious the different types of resources available, while instructing students how to organize their thoughts and find the information they need. Conversely, the breadth of materials offers new ways to consider expanding or adjusting one's research during the process.

What are the main benefits of using EDS? …

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