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Using Find It: Overview

A guide to using the Find It discovery search engine.

Introduction

This guide has been developed as an introduction to the Find It Discovery Service at UFV. 

When should I use Find It?

Find It is a great place to start your research.  It helps you quickly find relevant resources on a subject, without having to decide which database(s) to search.  The facets allow you to limit your search results in a variety of ways, including date range, source type, subject, and scholarly designation.  The library's catalogued resources are also integrated into the search results.

When should I NOT use Find It?

To find Canadian newspaper articles, use Canadian Newsstand and CPI-Q. These are not directly indexed in Find It.

To take advantage of the richest features of a database, including the subject thesaurus or specialized limiters, you may choose to search a specific subject relevant database.  For example, Business Source Complete, PsycINFO, and Medline have powerful features only available in their unique interfaces. 

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[As we work on improving access to our collection and revising our subject headings to be more respectful and inclusive, please be aware that you may see certain words or descriptions in this catalogue/library material which reflect the author’s attitude or that of the period in which the item was created and may now be considered offensive.]

What is Find It?

Find It , formerly known as the EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS), provides a single, unified search box for searching the UFV Library's information resources, including scholarly journal articles, books, e-books, internet documents, research reports, and much more.  Features of the service include:

  • Single, simple entry point for searching many databases at once, including the UFV Library catalogue
  • Pre-indexing of a vast quantity of metadata ensures immediate search results
  • Detailed metadata (e.g., author-supplied abstracts,keywords, subjects)
  • Indexing for thousands of journals from publishers such as Sage, Elsevier, Wiley, Taylor & Francis, and Cambridge
  • Complete library catalogue loaded directly into EDS, with availability checks and daily updates
  • Ability to limit searches by date, source type, subject, content provider, full text availability, scholarly designation and more
  • Powerful, user-friendly interface based on the familiar EBSCOhost platform

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