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What path does your research journey take?
Oftentimes, discovery platforms reveal countless keyword hits, giving you a lot of results, many of which may not be relevant or useful.
Fortunately, EBSCO Discovery Service or EDS has a smarter way to search no matter if you're a novice researcher or an expert.
EDS provides the most effective and user-friendly search experience delivering precise and meaningful results across billions of records.
The caliber of data underpinning the search experience includes unique high-quality subject indexes, controlled vocabularies and various thesauri that are leveraged to ensure that you find the best resources your institution offers in nearly any area of research.
Using your own words, type what you're looking for into the search box to access your library's wealth of information.
EDS recommends a research starter to spark some ideas or you can dive right into the search results.
While other platforms are not intelligent enough to surface relevant and meaningful results from the myriad of possible research paths, EDS has the smarts to give you the results you need in the time you need it by finding the most current on-point peer-reviewed materials for your chosen research topic and you can add specificity to your search by selecting
filters such as location, source type, publisher and more.
Now what if you don't know the specific research terminology used for your topic and want to learn about related topics?
EDS' unique enhanced subject precision maps search terms to topics with the same meaning, making sure you don't miss any materials for your search.
But what if you want to take your research a step further beyond the results list of your subject of choice?
Let's say that in addition to the extensive EDS results list, you also want to actually see the connections to related subjects or concepts. A search in the EDS concept map reveals that 3D printing can refer to the process itself or the service.
If you meant the 3D printing process, you can refine your search to the exact content you are aiming for and find related concepts that let you drive your search into research facets you may never have discovered otherwise. Understanding context and correlations across related concepts can open new avenues of study and inspire further research.
In the concept map, once you discover a related topic you're interested in, expand that concept to find out its context, how it relates to your research and even add it to the content preview to see how it would affect your search results.
If you like where your search is heading, by clicking on 'see full results,' you can return to EDS and execute your new refined search, giving you a focused deep dive into related research avenues - avenues that may be a missing link between your research and that of a new discovery, adding to the body of knowledge for that research topic.
If you like certain results more than others, you can keep track by clicking the like or share buttons just as you would on your favorite social media platforms.
Even getting citations for all your research articles is simple and fast and setting up a personalized dashboard allows you to save the best articles for reading later.
From start to finish and at every step in your research journey, EDS empowers you to find expert meaningful results and get the most out of your library's resources.
So, what do you want to learn next?