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Overview of Discovery


What is Discovery? It's like Google!

Discovery searches many databases in one search!

Discovery is a "Google-like" tool that searches many DelVal databases (and the book catalog) simultaneously.  This single-search option is a nice time saver, and it often uncovers resources that you might otherwise have overlooked. You'll get lots of results, so take advantage of the limit options on the left side of the results screen.

Databases in Discovery

Discovery searches the library's book/DVD catalog as well as these databases:

  • Academic Search Complete
  • Access Science
  • BioOne
  • Business Source Complete
  • CRCnetBase
  • Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text
  • eBook Collection (EBSCO)
  • eBook Education Collection
  • eBook Reference Collection (Gale)*
  • Educational Administration Abstracts
  • Education Source
  • ERIC
  • Food Science Source
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
  • Infobase eBooks*
  • Mergent Online
  • Nexis Uni
  • Opposing Viewpoints
  • Oxford Handbooks Online
  • Project MUSE
  • PsycINFO
  • PsycTESTS
  • Reference USA
  • Salem Press Critical insights eBooks*
  • Science Direct

*These e-books appear as "Krauskopf Library Catalog" items.  To access these e-books from the results screen, click on a title and then click on the on- or off-campus link in the "URL" section.


NOT in Discovery

Discovery is a great research option, but it doesn't have everything.  Be sure to explore other databases, too!  All DelVal databases have advanced-search options and LOTS of subject-specific resources.

These databases are NOT included in Discovery searches:

  • Agricultural & Environmental Science Database
  • AVMA Journals Online
  • Birds of North America
  • CQ Researcher
  • Data USA
  • Digital Cat Library
  • Dissertations & Theses Global
  • eTRAK
  • Mergent Intellect
  • Plant Management Network
  • SAGE Journals
  • SciFinder Scholar
  • Turfgrass Information File