EBSCO Integrated Search: Reducing Search Time, Improving Search Results:

October 1, 2008 | Archive

The Office of Library Services is pleased to announce EBSCO Integrated Search. This robust federated search engine simplifies access to material in CUNY’s online databases by letting you customize your search criteria. Looking to scan the breadth of CUNY’s online collection in a singly query? The research tool lets you search nearly all of CUNY’s databases at once. Or looking for more precise, accurate results? You can group several of CUNY subject databases together. To find clips on new therapies for Alzheimer’s disease, for example, select MEDLINE, New York Online Access to Health, PLoS Medicine and PubMed.

Some of EBSCO Integrated Searches’ other noteworthy features include:

Integration. EBSCO lets campus libraries link their own databases to EBSCO’s interface, where users can search them along with the CUNY-wide research databases. Contact Kevin Reiss if you are interested in this option.

Co-branding. CUNY Libraries can customize the wording on the EBSCO site or add the campus logo to the Web header for use within a specific campus IP range. Contact Kevin Reiss if you are interested in this option.

Compatibility. The EBSCO service works seamlessly with your existing campus Ezproxy service.

If you have general questions or comments about how the system is working or how you think it can be improved, please contact Kevin Reiss at kevin.reiss@mail.cuny.edu.We hope that this new service will bring the wealth of CUNY’s databases closer to your communities.