New Central Search in Library Catalog

This entry was posted on Wednesday, February 21st, 2007

A new Central Search tool now allows one to search multiple resources in a subject area simultaneously. This tool is available from the Library Online catalog on many of the subject guides: http://www.cofc.edu/~library/browse/index.html.

This new Central Search tool appears at the top of the subject guide for a particular area. In the History subject guide for example, this tool allows one to search the following seven databases simultaneously.

Resulting hits are sorted by the relevance of the search terms without regard to the databases from which the hit occurs. The articles can be linked directly from the search list. Related subject terms appear along the side which can be clicked to further narrow a search from the results.

Addlestone Library is accessible only to College of Charleston students, alumni, faculty, and staff, Friends of the Library, PASCAL visiting patrons, or those with appointments for services offered in the library. Cougar Cards, Alumni cards, FOL cards, PASCAL institution IDs, or appointment emails are required for entry. Virtual services are available at https://answers.library.cofc.edu/.

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