With the search box on the library’s home page you are using the Discovery Service, a search engine that allows you to search most of the library’s resources in one go. A bit like Google, but instead of searching the entire internet, you are consulting the library’s collection. The perfect way to quickly find literature on a subject.
If you launch a search in the Discovery Service, you may find:
- Books and journals from the catalogue
- Articles and other content from databases
- Publications of UAntwerp researchers from the Institutional Repository
As you can see, the Discovery Service is a lot broader than our catalogue. The latter only contains data on the general level of books and journals and is limited to our own collection (or that of associated libraries).
Of course you can consult the catalogue, the databases and the Institutional Repository all separately as well. Then you have more specialized search options than in the Discovery Service.