Collections and Resources, Digital Library

One-Stop Search for Articles Now Available

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Searching for journal articles, news stories, and e-book content has just become easier at UNC.

The new Articles+ search enables discovery of library resources using a single search box.  A simple query will return results from scholarly journal articles, newspapers, magazines, e-book chapters, dissertations, and more.

Researchers can revise results by limiting to peer-reviewed items, date of publication, language, and other criteria.

Articles+ is powered by Summon, a discovery tool developed by the Serials Solutions division of ProQuest.

Students and researchers have requested this sort of simple search across online content for years, said University Librarian Sarah Michalak, but the technology simply hasn’t been up to the task.

“Summon makes the Library’s investment in electronic journals truly pay off for the people who need to find and access articles,” she said. “We know this will improve research for nearly everyone.”

Kim Vassiliadis, Instructional Design and Technology Librarian, said the new discovery tool is an excellent resource not only for students who need a quick way to search, but also for scholars with complex multidisciplinary topics.

“Summon is terrific at finding articles across seemingly unrelated disciplines,” said Vassiliadis. “Since introducing it in December, we’ve received a lot of positive feedback from faculty and students alike.”

Librarians are eager to hear from students and staff. Try an Articles+ search and then share your comments and suggestions.

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