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About Discover

Discover searches many, although not all, of the library's resources, including many of our databases. The results include books, journal articles, magazine articles, reference sources, and more. It covers all subject areas, which makes it useful for inter-disciplinary topics. (Keep in mind that it covers popular and scholarly sources.)

For best results, use Advanced Search

See the box to the right for more information on narrowing your search. 

See this handout for tips on using Discover and this link for a video on using Discover.

Using Facets (Filters) in Discover

Many searches in Discover retrieve thousands of results. One way to narrow your search results is to use the facets (or filters) on the left.

This an example of what the left side of the results page looks like when you choose the "peer-reviewed" filter and are looking to see what is listed under the "journal title" filter for a search on Tokyo air pollution. Perhaps you will find a journal that your professor recommends.

Using Discover's Filters to Find Books

This is an example of using the filters to limit to books. There are 138 books in this search. Just click on "Books" to see those results.