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RADT: Radiologic Technology and Imaging Science: Discovery@Kent State

Information about Discovery@Kent State

Kent State acquired the EBSCO Discovery Service as part of an OhioLINK project during 2013. Configuration and Implementation took place between spring of 2013 and spring of 2014.

What is Discovery@Kent State?

Discovery@Kent State simultaneously searches the metadata of KentLINK, OhioLINK and a large number of selected databases and indexes. Users are able to request materiasl from OhioLINK or connect directly to eResources including full-text journal articles if they are available in any of Kent State's databases. In addition, the service will present links to related news items, images and videos.

What it is NOT

Discovery@Kent State is not a replacement for KentLINK. In fact, the discovery service depends on KentLINK for the metadata it searches and for requesting services.  There will still be local searches that will be more efficient directly in KentLINK.

Discovery@Kent State

Discovery is a tool that searches all the full-text resources owned by KentLINK and OhioLINK.  One search will retrieve journal articles, eBooks, books, videos, and much more.  Think of it as "Google for the Library."

Discovery@Kent State Results


1.  Begin with a Research Starter which is usually an article from a reputable encyclopedia.

2.  Results of the search include books, ebooks, journal articles, dissertations, videos, and more.

3.  On the right are news articles, images, and videos from the web that are related to the topic.

4.  Over half a million results were retrieved!  Lessen this number by using the limiters.

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