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Research Discovery: A Better Search Experience with The Levy Library!

by Angelyn Thornton on 2020-07-08T10:35:00-04:00 | Comments




A better search experience is here! The new Research Discovery platform provides the Mount Sinai Health System communities with simple, one-stop searching for journals, articles, print and e-books, digital media, and more. This platform not only enables more finely-tuned search inquiries but also allows users to customize to exactly what they need. Keep reading to learn about some of the highlights or...

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We want to know what you think of our new search platform so we can incorporate your ideas to build a better search experience.


Keep reading to learn more about Research Discovery features and upcoming informational sessions!


Simple Search

Research Discovery's simple search box is set to search the Levy Library Catalog. However, you may narrow or expand your search using the scope options that appear below the search bar as you type. Your search can be a natural language search, or it can include specific resource information such as an author name, title, etc. You can also use Boolean connectors (AND, OR, NOT, etc.) in your searches.


Advanced Search

You can access the Advanced Search page by clicking "Advanced Search" to the right of the main search bar on the Research Discovery landing page. 


Using the Advanced Search option, you may use Boolean Operators (AND, OR, NOT) to combine search terms from a variety of fields. For example, you may choose to search for items with "Global Health" in the title, and the term "Data" in any field. You may also choose to search for specific material types, date ranges, and languages. 


Account Personalization

Mount Sinai students, faculty and staff do not need a Research Discovery Account to access and view full-text resources, but can still sign up for an account to gain access to these customized features:

  • Create and save your favorites lists
  • View search history
  • Create alerts for your search queries
  • Export citations to your favorite reference management system like Endnote, Zotero, or Mendeley

Your Research Discovery account also makes life a bit easier by letting you:

  • View current loans
  • Initiate renewal requests
  • View current requests
  • View Fines and Fees


Browse Collections

In the mood for something new but not sure where to start? Take a look at our Special Collections curated by our very own librarians. Our collections include: 

  • Mount Sinai Authors
  • Race and Society
  • Wellness and Mindfulness
  • Academic, Career and Funding Resources
  • New York City
  • Medicine and Literature
  • Statistics and Data Analysis
  • Graphic Medicine





Want to learn more? Register for Research Discovery 101!
Librarian-led sessions coming up on July 13, 21, 30 and August 5, 11


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