Welcome to the new SuperSearch!
On May 25, 2016, the University Libraries transitioned to a new version of SuperSearch. Some things haven't changed, like:
- the ability to search for books, videos, journal articles, news stories, and more in the same place;
- the ability to export citations for the things you find directly to your favorite citation manager; or
- having the option to request from another library if what you're searching for isn't available in full text from Drake.
Here's what's new:
- You can now access your library account from SuperSearch. Just sign in with your Drake ID and password to view your checked out items, renew books, and place holds.
- No more separate catalog for physical materials. The ability to access your account in SuperSearch has made a separate online catalog unnecessary. However, if you do want to limit your search to physical materials found in the library, just change the search dropdown from "Everything" to "In the Library."
- The Journal Finder is no longer a separate product, which means better integration of our print and online journal holdings into your search results.
- Get more information at our SuperSearch Research Guide.
When should I use SuperSearch?
SuperSearch is a great tool for searching many different library resources at once. It's particularly useful if you:
- are looking for a specific article or book title.
- want a variety of source types (books, articles, news stories) on a topic.
- are just starting your research.
SuperSearch is only one of many research tools the library offers, however, and it may not always be the tool you need. If you need specialized information sources within a specific discipline, access one of the specialized databases or the Research Guide for your subject area.
Not sure what you need or where to start? Ask a librarian for help and advice.