What is Discover?
Discover is a new tool that lets you search for books, articles, and more using one simple search box.
We have provided some basic information below to introduce you to Discover, but please feel free to Ask a Librarian if you have other questions.
What’s in Discover?
- Books, e-books, videos, sound recordings, music scores and more from Cardinal Stritch University Library and SWITCH, our library consortium
- Articles, streaming video, audio files, images and more from most of the Cardinal Stritch University Library databases
- Dissertations and Theses from Cardinal Stritch University
- Collections of open access articles, such as Directory of Open Access Journals and OAIster
How is Discover different than other library databases?
Discover combines most of the library’s resources into one search experience. Individual databases, such as Business Source Premier and Education Research Complete, tend to have a particular type of content (usually articles) and subject-focus.
Discover is different because it searches nearly all of these databases at once. If you don’t know which database to start with, or if you aren’t sure what type of resource you need, try starting with Discover.
Is Discover going to replace the specific databases I already know and like?
No. Discover is an alternative way to search, especially if you aren’t sure where to start. If you are doing advanced research in your field, you may have more success using a discipline-specific database. For example, CINAHL with Full Text has advanced search options and subject headings that are not available in Discover.