How you can prepare for our new library search

Our new Library Search is coming this summer and while we believe it will make your library experience even better, we want to make sure you’re change ready. Keep reading to find out how you can prepare for the new Search.

What you need to do

1. The bibliographic history of books that you have checked out in the past called ‘Reading History’ will not be transferred. If you wish to keep this history, make sure you download it before the new Search is live.

2. Your account used to save searches and documents on our current Library Search engine. We are planning to continue with personal and institutional accounts with EBSCO databases such as CINAHL, Business Source Ultimate, Philosophers Index etc. We are currently still investigating exactly how this will happen.

▪We are expecting that if you use any EBSCO databases nothing will change and all searches and articles saved within any EBSCO databases will be retained.
▪If you don’t use other EBSCO databases then you will still be able to access your account by logging in to any EBSCO database we subscribe to.

If you are concerned about this, we recommend that you:
▪ Export any citations for saved documents or full text documents, using the native export function.
▪ ‘Print’ your saved searches to pdf from your browser i.e. instead of choosing your default printer change printer to ‘save to pdf’.
▪ For further information, we have created an FAQ on how to find and save your library items.

3. For our partnership students (for example, UoE Online, UoE International College, Aegean Omiros College etc.) we’ll be updating our website with information relevant for you.

What you don’t need to do

1. Your data will automatically be transferred to the new system. By ‘data’ we mean your library account record, for example the number of books you have currently checked out, holds, fines and fees.

2. Other important bits won’t be changing – logins, e-mails and passwords will remain the same and the library website will still have the same navigational layout.

3. Don’t panic! We know change is often an adjustment so we’re here to help with any questions you may have. Find out more about the new Library Search on our website, or alternatively you can contact us.

Other resources

If you want more of an idea about what our new Library Search will look like, take a look at these example institutions already using the Search known as Primo:

King’s College London
Anglia Ruskin University
Florida International University


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