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About Esearch - Articles & More
In Winter 2015, the library will implement an updated Esearch interface. Preview the new version of Esearch.
What is Esearch?
The library Esearch is a tool that allows you to search the library’s collection of books, articles, e-books, dissertations, videos, music, and more, all from a single interface.
Esearch is powered by Summon™, from ProQuest.
What will I find in Esearch?
Esearch includes much of the same information you would find when searching the library catalog—records for items such as books, e-books, videos, DVDs, CDs, etc. In addition to this, it includes most journal, magazine, and newspaper articles available through the EMU library’s subscription databases. More specialized materials such as dissertations and theses, EMU digital collections, and library research guides are also included.
While it does contain information from most of the library’s databases, there is some information that is not included in Esearch. If you do not find what you need through Esearch, try the library’s subject research guides, many specialized subject databases, or ask a librarian for assistance.
How do I use Esearch?
These short videos show how to find articles and books using Esearch:
Use the single search box to start and then narrow your results using the options on the left. You may limit the results of a search by content type (scholarly publications, books, etc.), date, subject, and many other ways. Esearch also contains an Advanced Search option, which allows you to search more specifically—by author or journal title, for example.
Esearch is compatible with many mobile devices, including iPhones, Blackberries, and Android phones. Once you connect to Esearch through the library website, you will be automatically redirected to the mobile interface.
How can I send feedback?
We would love to hear your thoughts about this new product. To give us feedback on how Esearch works for you, use the “Feedback” link, found on the top right corner of all Esearch web pages.