On March 30 the University Library will launch a new discovery tool

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The new service will make the search to scientific publications, electronic or paper, easier. The actual online search platform, an EBSCO service, will be replaced by Summon (ProQuest) on 30th March. You can already have a first look at http://uha.summon.serialssolutions.com/#!/ (althought at this stage a lot of broken links will still occur). The A-to-Z list of e-journals and e-books will also be renewed.

The current EDS platform will shut down on April 1. Therefore we strongly suggest users with a personal account in EDS to export their alerts and other search results. 

For Your Interest
A discovery tool has three major functions:

  1. It makes it possible to search the holdings and the resources accessible by the university through a single search interface (and index): library catalogue, databases and electronic journals and books licensed by the university or in Open Access.
  2. It has a management tool for all the electronic resources, journals and books: the A-to-Z list. In the A-to-Z list you can search the e-resources and find their direct link. It contains detailed information about accessibility (years) and possible embargoes. 
  3. It contains a link resolver as an extra service. The link resolver will make a link between bibliographic databases and search engines (Web of Science, PubMed, Google Scholar) and the discovery tool. The common scenario is: a user finds a record/reference for an item on a journal article indexing service, such as Google Scholar, Web of Knowledge or Scopus. The service’s website has a link to the link resolver (eg. ‘Find it @ UHasselt’) next to the reference. When the user follows the link, the link resolver will then show a webpage, which shows a link to an online version of the article, if we subscribe to one, and alternative means of accessing it as well (eg. request via interlibrary loan).

For more information, you can always contact Eline Schoeters (011/26.81.25), Pieter Lernout (011/26.81.28) or Marc Goovaerts (011/26.81.24).