iDiscover enables you to search the collections of University libraries across Cambridge as well as providing online access to journals. Searching on iDiscover can sometimes be challenging so we have come up with some hints and tips for effective searching.
If you would like to refine your search to a particular Library in the University, you will need to select the Library from the drop down menu on the right hand side of the search box. “All Libraries” is automatically selected so to refine your search, for example to the Education Library, you will need to select “Education Faculty Library” from the drop down menu before you hit search/enter.
Once you have clicked on “All Libraries” to open the drop down menu, type “ed” to jump to “Education Faculty Library”. This will save you having to scroll through the menu of Libraries.
What to look out for
Sometimes iDiscover likes to keep us on our toes when it comes up with search results. Even though a search has been refined to a particular Library your results may show a particular title being available from a different Library.
As you can see in the search above, it was refined to the Education Faculty Library and the 3rd edition shows that it is available at the Criminology Library.
Once you click on the result it will show that the title is available at the Education Library too.
For more information on using iDiscover take a look at the iDiscover LibGuide here.