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University Libraries Announce New Catalog

August 2010

University Libraries announce a new online catalog that will make finding what the library has to offer easier and more engaging than ever. The new quick search interface reveals content such as media and e-books, suggestions of recently added items in your area of interest, reviews by library users, the ability to easily limit searches, and pathways to relevant websites and library databases. Library patrons can access all this from a single "Google-like" search box. This new quick search is available at the library and remotely at http://encore.lib.usm.edu.

In addition to the quick search, library patrons will also have access to a Classic Catalog with advanced searching features. This method of finding materials gives patrons more search options including limiting searches by language, material type, location, and date ranges when conducting the search. The Classic Catalog also provides access to links for Document Delivery, course reserves, and searching archival digital collections. The 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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