Discovery: The Updated Geisel Library Search

December 7, 2020

After final exams end this week, Geisel Library will be updating the main search box on our homepage. We are switching to a new vendor to power the “Search Articles, Books & More” search box—from EBSCO’s Discovery Service to ProQuest’s Summon.  Once the update becomes live, it will simply be called “Discovery” and you will notice a slightly different interface on our homepage, as well as of the search results page.

Discovery will have the same basic functionality as the current search box, searching across a vast majority of our online and physical resources from our catalog and different databases. These include all ProQuest databases, content from some EBSCO databases, and a wide swath of other databases and providers, including ARTstor, JSTOR, Oxford, ScienceDirect, and more. For a more complete list, see our page about Discovery.

From our homepage, you will now be able to limit your results by material type (article, book, video, audio) rather than filter by keyword/title/author.

Once you do a search from our homepage, you will notice the new interface of the search results page. Some of the new features are:

  • When available, clicking on the title of an article will bring you straight to the full text.
  • The ability to preview abstracts and other details directly from the list of search results
  • Quicker access to research help, with prominent contact information for our virtual Reference Desk and access to our online Research Guides

For more information and to see screenshots, see our online Discovery tutorial.

We will be hosting a live demo and Q&A on Zoom on Tuesday, December 15, at 11:00 a.m. For the Zoom link or other questions, please email Hannah Cabullo at