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Discovery at CapU Library

Search Discovery

Discovery is the Library's one-search experience. Find articles, books, films, music and more!

Start your research here:


Learn more about Discovery with these video tutorials:

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.

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
  • 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

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