What's the Discovery Service?
The Discovery Service lets you interact with hundreds of library resources, including the online catalog, in a "Google like" interface. Rather then searching several different databases and e-resources the Discovery Services brings them all into one place. In addition the Discovery Service brings full text and inter library loan all into one location.
Ebsco Host Mobile Interface
All of the databases available through EBSCOhost are available through one or more mobile applications that are supported by most mobile devices.
EBSCOhost Mobile is the mobile-ready gateway to all of the EBSCOhost databases, including Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, Humanities International Complete and many others.
EBSCO's new iPhone app is free, and offers the convenience and rich functionality that enables users to:
- Choose which databases to search
- Limit results to full text or peer reviewed
- Sort by relevance or date
- Retrieve full text results in HTML and/or PDF formats
- Save results for offline access at a later date
- Email results to self or others
- View cover flow display of results
Help! I lost my document
It is research paper time. You've logged into your email and opened your Word document and you are SO ready to finish this project. But, then the unexpected happens and you've lost your file. There are a number of ways to lose Office documents, but the good news is there are also a number of ways to recover them.
We often see two different ways students lose their documents.
The most common is the power going out. Whether it is power to the building or one workstation - don't panic! Usually when you restart the Office program, your file will be available in the form of Recovered Text. Lucky you! Office periodically saves your document in the background as you are working. You may lose some content, but a Recovered Document trumps losing an entire paper.
We are seeing students lose documents that were opened as email attachment. First, see my rule of thumb for working with email attachments:
- Open the email attachment
- Select the File Menu (File Menu of the Office program)
- Select Save As
- Navigate to the location you wish to save the file
- Select Save
When you are finished, attach the new file to an email if you need to work on it at home, etc. Also, consider using a flash drive to transport files.
What happens when you open an Office document that is an email attachment? Depending on the mail client or web browser these files don't save by default to My Documents. Instead the files are usually saved to a Temporary Internet folder or Temp folder. These files can be tricky to find, but try this:
- Open another document in your email client/browser
- Select the File Menu
- Select Info
- Notice the Properties column on the far right
- Toward the bottom of the Properties column select Open File Location
- This should open a folder where you paper will be
If you are still stumped, stop by the reference counter and we will try to help you.
Library technology & systems
Library room 262