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.
- Academic Search Premier
- America History and Life
- College of Charleston Libraries Catalog
- Historical Abstracts
- InfoTrac OneFile
- New York Times & Wall Street Journal Historical
- PAO-Periodicals Archive Online
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.