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University Libraries Announce New Catalog

June 2010

University Libraries announce new, state-of-the-art search technology that will make finding what the library has to offer easier and more engaging than ever before. The new web-based search engine, called Encore, will reveal content such as media and e-books, suggestions of recently added items in your area of interest, tags or reviews added by library users, faceted search results for easily modifying queries, and pathways to relevant websites and library databases. Library patrons can access all this from a single, "Google-like" search box. This new catalog search method is available on library workstations and remotely at http://encore.lib.usm.edu/.

In addition to Encore, library patrons will also have access to a Classic Catalog with advanced searching features. This method of finding materials gives patrons more robust searching options that include limiting searches by language, material type, and date ranges when conducting the search. The Classic Catalog also provides access to links for Document Delivery, course reserves, and searching the archival digital collections. This catalog can be found at http://catalog.lib.usm.edu, but it can also be accessed by going to http://encore.lib.usm.edu and clicking on Classic Catalog.

If you have questions, please feel free to visit one of the libraries, and the Information Services staff will be happy to assist you.

 
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