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Discovery at CapU Library: Get Started

What is Discovery?

Discovery offers a Google-like search experience across the majority of CapU Library's collections and subscriptions, including:

  • books
  • ebooks
  • journal articles
  • magazine articles
  • news articles
  • reports
  • data
  • music
  • video

Discovery has tools to make your research easier, including:

  • save/email/share by item or by search
  • limit by subject, resources type, date, geography and more
  • search by title, author, publication title, subject and more

Where doesn't Discovery go?

Currently, these CapU Library subscriptions are available through a linked search on the RIGHT side of the Discovery results page:

  • CBCA Canadian Reference & Current Events
  • Canadian Newsstand Major Dailies
  • The Globe and Mail 1844-2009
  • Gale Literary Databases
  • Oxford Art Online
  • Oxford Music Online

These CapU Library subscriptions are not available through Discovery and must be searched separately:

Intro to Discovery

Where am I searching?

At minimum, the system matches your search terms to the item record, but sometimes it can search the full text. These include:

  • Title of article or book
  • Title of journal
  • Publisher
  • Author
  • Abstract/Notes
  • Subjects/author-supplied keywords
  • Full text of SOME articles
  • Table of Contents of SOME books/ebooks

Discovery searches for ALL the words you enter.

There is no need to use "AND" between your keywords, the system does this automatically.