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Discovery Search

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What is Discovery Service?

Discovery Service is a search engine that searches multiple LSBU subscription databases and return results from those databases with a single search.

Some of the resources you can search In Discovery are: 

  • Journal articles
  • EBooks 
  • Company/ Industry Reports 
  • Magazine articles
  • Trade Journals
  • Videos 

Above is a most commonly searched resources in Discovery Service and there is many more resources you could explore within Discovery. This guide helps with improving your search on Discovery. Use the side navigation to learn more about how to use the functions and tools in Discovery to improve your searches.

Accessing Discovery Service

You can access Discovery Service on Subject Guides and on the Library Home page or use the search box below: 


Discovery Service:
search for journals and journal articles 


When in discovery the message "Searching: Discovery Service for London South Bank University" should display above the search box. It is advisable to check that you are in the right space because LSBU Discovery Service is provided by an academic publisher called EBSCO who also provides some of our subject specific databases (e.g. CINAHL, Academic Search Complete) and these databases have very similar interfaces.



Screenshot: Discovery Service search box

What does Discovery Service cover?

Discovery searches multiple collections across LSBU databases. However it does not cover all of our subscription resources. Please look at the following document to see what databases are covered by the Discovery Service.