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Drake University chooses EBSCO Discovery Service

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Drake University and Cowles Library have selected EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) to enhance their patrons' access to scholarly information. The customisable resource from EBSCO Publishing will be known as Cowles SuperSearch. Cowles SuperSearch will search across multiple databases, the library's catalogue and Drake's D-Space institutional repository.

According to Drake University Library dean, Rod Henshaw, Cowles SuperSearch is designed to streamline and enrich the process of information instruction at all levels by removing the silos researchers must navigate without a discovery option. 'Faculty, both inside and outside the library, will be able to spend less time teaching disparate databases because students will be able to use the same interface for most searching needs—quickly moving students beyond  ‘how to search’ to the content itself and what the library collection has to offer. Advanced students will have access to custom informational units that combine resources not just from a variety of providers but from a variety of formats not regularly searchable in one place,' he said.