Answered By: Lisa Setters
Last Updated: Aug 18, 2016     Views: 711

Asbury Scholar is powered by EBSCO's new Discovery Service. What that means is that Asbury Scholar's interface should be very familiar if you used the previous version of Asbury Scholar or any other EBSCO database at other institutions.

From the Advanced Search page you can easily search for a keyword, title, author, etc. (or any combination therein) and choose a variety of limiters to help narrow down your search. There are a couple of additional limiters now present: Catalog Only, Available in Library Collection, and Location. These additional limiters help you find materials present on either of Asbury Seminary's campus as well as materials on Asbury University's campus(es).

After performing a search you can quickly tell what type of resource a result might be based on the item's description. You can also easily apply additional limiters on the main results screen, including an expanded material type limiter, refine results by publication year, or even by subject. Getting plenty of results, but you're interested mainly in eBook titles? Check the eBooks box under Material Type. Need materials written only in the last ten years? Slide the publication date limiter as needed. You can play as many limiters as needed without restriction.

By default, some resources may be left out of a preliminary search. On the right side of the results screen you can see a list of additional resources that can be searched and integrated with current results simply by checking its box and clicking Update. When viewing these additional results you may be taken to an external website and may be asked for your Asbury login again.

Journal articles, book reviews, and eBooks appear just as they always have. Additionally, books from our library catalog have information regarding call number, location, and real-time availability. For those users who may be off-campus and wish to request the book via Library Loan, the appropriate link is available as well.

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