Catalog Help

Finding Publications within Discovery

One of the best ways to find popular articles, topical material for beginning a project, or more in-depth research articles -- all within Discovery -- is to use the Publications tab in the green header bar.

In the image below, we have selected the link for Consumer Health which yields 87 results. To see what years are provided by specific databases, click the Full Text Access button and see what coverage the Public Library provides through Discovery.

You can search within the category or within the publication to narrow your results.

Then, search by any term to see what magazines are categorized as Consumer Health and contain words in your search terms. Below is an example of a search with the term "Vegetarian" which yields 3 results.

Remove the Browse by Discipline limiter on the left side of the page to see every publication related to the search term!


Current Events Search

A great way to become familiar with a current event or research topic is to browse through current news and magazine articles. Follow these steps to limit your search.


First, search with keywords for the event or news item that you would like to find information about. Press Search. By default, results only include items in the Public Library catalog, which does not include the many news database results available.

Browse to the left of the page. Uncheck the box "Public Library catalog" only" and check the box "Full Text Available Online." The result list will update with the new search criteria. Once it is refreshed, browse again to the left and look for "Publication Types" to select the News box and then the Magazines box.


Results should include only current results that are accessible with only a click. Log in with you library card number and PIN if accessing from offsite.

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