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Libraries Search Changes (EDS)

The search box in the center of the UMKC Libraries website now uses a different product to search across the Libraries' collections for articles, books, eBooks, reports, media, news, and more. The new product, EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) by EBSCO, searches a similar set of materials and collections as the old one, but the way the results are presented looks quite different. For a quick tour, watch this introductory video.

The search box is a good place to begin general research or to search for a particular item using citation information (for example, typing in an article title to track it down in a journal). If you have a better idea of what you need or where to find it, go straight to the relevant discipline-specific database, to the list of eJournals, or to the library catalog for books, eBooks and media.

The search box on the website will require you to log in using your UMKC Single Sign On. Guest users can click the Guest Access link below the search box to search EDS but will have limited access to search results and library collections. 


The search results will include all materials that include your search terms. You can redo your search at the top or use the limiters on the left to refine results. For example, you can limit to Full Text only or UMKC Catalog Holdings (materials available in the library catalog). 

Research Starters

Search results may start with a Research Starter that will provide more information about your search topic. 

Research Starters in EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS)

Items from Library Catalog

Items from the library catalog - like books, eBooks, or media- will display location, call number and status information along with a link to View the Catalog Record that will take you to the library catalog where you can request the item from the robot or put it on hold. 

Library catalog record display in EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS)

Detailed Records

Clicking the title will take you to the Detailed Record of the item where you can access full text if available or get a citation or permanent link for the item. 

Detailed record view in EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS)

Logging into EBSCO

EDS is an EBSCO product. If you have an EBSCO account you can log into your account by clicking EBSCO Sign In in the header. 

Posted: June 24, 2019