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Frequently Asked Questions

This resource guide provides answers to many of the frequently asked questions on how to have the best experience with the library resources and services.

Discovery Search discontinued July 2022

Effective July 1, 2022 Discovery Search (EDS) is no longer available due to following factors.

  • While UTHSC Librarians knew Discovery Search (EDS) was being used, it did not include all our resources, particularly Embase, UpToDate, parts of ClinicalKey, so it was misleading in that respect.
  • While EDS did include our library catalog with ebooks in addition to articles, ebooks are already in Publications Finder (formerly E-Journal Finder) and Library Catalog is planned as an additional search box tab on homepage in coming weeks (Direct link: https://libcat.uthsc.edu  )
  • EDS was also slated to be redesigned with a few more clicks to reveal content.
  • With discontinuation of EDS, there is no loss of content, just lack of semi-unified search for articles and books.
  • Depending on your College, role and info need, your search strategy will differ.  This is a good opportunity to reach out to your assigned liaison librarian if you would like consultation for best alternative approach.
  • The decision to discontinue EDS was a collective one by UTHSC Librarians.
  • PubMed@UTHSC is now the default search.  Note, you must click on “UT Links” icon on abstract page to be successfully connected to full-text.
    • Never click on publisher links from PubMed as you won’t successfully authenticated as a UTHSC subscriber.
    • However, there is a better way: Install Libkey Nomad browser extension: https://libguides.uthsc.edu/libkey
      • This will show full-text availability on PubMed search result pages, without drilling to the abstract page.
      • You can click on Download PDF or Access Options to submit for free ILL
      • Never hesitate to click link to submit to ILL, we double check if we have access before asking another library and it’s always free to you.
      • Already have PMIDs or DOIs? Use libkey.io to check access
      • Already have references in EndNote, you can use automated Full-text finder to pull PDFs for references already in Endnote. https://libguides.uthsc.edu/c.php?g=320620&p=2145048 Doesn’t work for every publisher platform but often gives a good head start.
  • Still want to comment on this change?
    • Contact Assistant Director for Electronic and Collection Services, Paul Gahn: pgahn@uthsc.edu