Answered By: Nicole Montgomery
Last Updated: Jun 22, 2018     Views: 253

Help with the new EDS Library Search Search for On-Campus Students, Faculty and Staff

Help with the new EDS Library Search for Regional and Online Only Students and Faculty 

Searching Tips and Strategies for EDS, the EBSCO Discovery Search


EDS, EBSCOHost's Discovery Search

At the start of the spring 2018 semester, EKU Libraries launched a new search on the library homepage, EBSCO Discovery Search (EDS), to replace WorldCat Discovery. 

Benefits of the new EDS search:

  • simplifies finding books currently in the EKU Libraries collections
  • simplifies finding full text articles currently in the EKU Libraries collections
  • connects users' EBSCO accounts to their EKU eKey/CAS accounts which
    • simplifies the use of EBSCO eBooks
    • limits the number of login screens
    • simplifies saving articles and search strategies from multiple EBSCOhost tools
    • simplifies renewing print books

There will be minor changes and improvements to the search through the spring and summer semesters as we continue to learn and refine the search. So please keep any feedback, both good and bad, coming! 


Searching for Books not in EKU Libraries' Collections

With the new EDS library search, you will no longer be searching worldwide collections as our new search is geared towards helping newer researchers access available books and articles. More experienced researchers may miss the ability to search worldwide collections; in particular, books not currently held in EKU Libraries' collections will no longer appear in the library search.

Advanced researchers are encouraged to use WorldCat Discovery or when they need to search for and request books not currently at EKU Libraries. Users can also go directly to their Library Express account to request known titles not currently in the library collection.

Strategies for searching for and requesting books outside of EKU's Library collection: