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LIS 7000 Information & Society

Database information & tutorials, style manuals and literature reviews, evaluating resources

Human Sciences, Education, and Distance Learning Librarian

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Andrea Hebert

How Does Discovery Work?

Discovery isn't a database; it's a discovery layer. It allows users to search our catalog and multiple databases at one time. It's important to remember that Discovery doesn't search every database to which LSU Libraries subscribes. Discovery can be useful for a quick search, but the smaller, subject-specific databases are usually better for serious searching. These subject-specific databases will yield fewer results, but the the results will be more relevant.

LIS Databases

Discovery and Academic Search Complete are great places for general research, but if you are looking for specialized information, you should use subject-specific databases. 

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