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 +====== (Please help to keep this page as neutral and factual and possible! Feel free to make links to company and other information -where you can hype it up all you like! ) ======
 +====== Ebsco Discovery ======
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 +===== Vendor =====
 + ​Ebsco\\ http://​www.ebscohost.com/​discovery\\ \\  EBSCO’s //Complete Discovery Solution// provides users with access to an institution’s entire collection via a single, customizable entry point\\ \\ //EBSCO Discovery Service™//​ (EDS) creates a unified, customized index of an institution’s information resources, and a means of accessing all of that content from a single search box. The ability to create these custom solutions is achieved by harvesting metadata from both internal (library) and external (database vendors) sources, and creating a pre-indexed service of unprecedented size and speed. Although the resulting collection is massive in size and scope, the fact that it is indexed directly on the EBSCO//​host//​ servers allows for exceptionally fast search response times, and the ability to leverage features of the EBSCO//​host//​ user experience - across all resources.\\ \\ //EBSCO Discovery Service// offers:\\ \\ **Deep & wide indexing** – In addition to metadata from the best content sources, EDS also provides full indexing for EBSCO//​host//​ databases and other partner databases including Alexander Street Press, LexisNexis, NewsBank, Readex and more. By leveraging EBSCO//​host//​ platform, EDS offers a single interface for discovery of a library’s collection\\ \\ **Full-text searching** – EDS offers access to metadata for full-text content, which in turn will yield accurate search results.\\ \\ **Access t the library’s full-text content** **(electronic and print)** – EDS offers an integrated one-stop search experience for a library’s Journals, Magazines, Books, Special Collections,​ OPAC and more.\\ \\ 
 +===== Key Features =====
 +More than 100,000 institutional subscribers representing millions of end users have brought peak usage of EBSCOhost to more than 60 million searches in a single day, By using EBSCOhost as the foundation for the EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS), the library collection becomes available Additionally,​ interface customization lest the EDS experiencebbecome “your own”.\\ Some highlights of the Discovery search experience include:​\\ ​
  
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 +  * Single search box access to the entire collection
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 +  * Guided Style Advanced Search screen with drop-down list of fields in which to search for specific terms
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 +  * Expeditious Result List display
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 +  * Result List limiters and facets in the left-hand column help to consolidate user refinement actions
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 +  * To the right of the Result List, search/​content expansion tools: Related Information,​ access to integrated search (EHIS) connectors, and widgets
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 +  * New checkbox design allows users to select multiple source types, clusters and content providers/​databases
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 +  * "​Breadbox"​ tracking enables easy removal of all user refinements,​ including limiters and expanders
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 +  * CustomLinks:​ article-level linking to link resolvers, publisher direct links, ILL and more
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 +  * Book jacket image catalog enhancement
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 +  * "​Available in Library"​ collection limiter (fit to your collections/​subscribed services)
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 +  * Simple and Advanced Search Screen options
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 +  * Various Limiters,​including:​\\ ​ [[http://​www.ebscohost.com/​uploads/​discovery/​images/​topicFile-112.jpg|[View Screenshot: Limiters]]]
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 +  * Full text (electronic & print)
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 +  * Peer-reviewed
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 +  * Date Slider
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 +  * Catalog-only Limiter
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 +  * Facets (e.g., subjects, sources, authors, etc.)\\ [[http://​www.ebscohost.com/​uploads/​discovery/​images/​topicFile-111.jpg|[View Screenshot: Facets]]]
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 +  * Open Integration features, including:
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 +  * Skinnable Interface (colors)
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 +  * Branding Options
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 +  * Tool Bar Customization including link wording and destination
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 +  * Importable & Exportable Widgets
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 +  * Persistent Linking & Bookmarkable URLs
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 +  * Enhanced Relevancy Ranking
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 +  * Citation Formatting (including APA, MLA, etc.)\\ [[http://​www.ebscohost.com/​uploads/​discovery/​images/​topicFile-106.jpg|[View Screenshot: Citation]]]
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 +  * Bibliographic Export Feature\\ ​ (to popular bibliographic management tools)\\ [[http://​www.ebscohost.com/​uploads/​discovery/​images/​topicFile-107.jpg|[View Screenshot: Export Bibliographic Record]]]
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 +  * Available on your Mobile Device
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 +  * Search Box Builder tool to make an EDS simple search box available on any web page
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 +  * Ability to limit searches to available full text (electronic & print)
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 +  * Full-featured user experience (EBSCO//​host®//​)
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 +  * Full-text searching
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 +  * Guest/​non-authentication access
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 +  * etc
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 +===== Customers =====
 + ​Please see the '​[[he_systems_review|Discovery - Who uses what systems]]'​ section for an updated list.\\ ​
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 +  * University of Gloucester (trial): http://​insight.glos.ac.uk/​departments/​lis/​news/​pages/​ebscodiscoveryservice.aspx
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 +  * Research Libraries UK:​[[http://​www.rluk.ac.uk/​content/​rluk-selects-ebsco-discovery-service| http://​www.rluk.ac.uk/​content/​rluk-selects-ebsco-discovery-service]]\\ \\ 
 +===== External Links =====
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 +  * Ebsco Discovery Flash presentation:​ http://​www.ebscohost.com/​uploads/​discovery/​flash/​CDS_Demo.html
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 +  * Ebsco twitter: http://​www.ebsco.com/​twitter.html
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 +  * Paul Stainthorp (University of Lincoln) Ebsco blog post: http://​paulstainthorp.com/​2011/​07/​22/​notes-on-ebsco-discovery-service-eds/​
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 +  * Leeds Metropolitan University launched their EDS in October 2011 and have blogged about it and provided links to some user comments: [[http://​leedsmetlibrary.wordpress.com/​2011/​10/​11/​going-live/​|'​Going Live'​]]\\ \\ \\ \\ 
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