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Featured Statewide Library Resource


Discover It!
Note: Contact your local library for the password.

EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) creates a unified, customized index of an institution’s information resources, and an easy, yet powerful means of accessing all of that content from a single search box. The ability to create these custom solutions is achieved by harvesting metadata from both internal (library) and external (database vendors) sources, and creating a pre-indexed service of unprecedented size and speed. Although the resulting collection is massive in size and scope, the fact that it is indexed directly on the EBSCOhost servers allows for exceptionally fast search response times, and the ability to leverage the familiar powerful features of the EBSCOhost user experience - across all resources.

The State of Montana instance of EDS is called: "Discover It!". The searchable content is derived from five major areas:

  • The Montana Shared Catalog
  • Three independent library catalogs (Butte Silver Bow Public Library, Great Falls Public Library, and Lewis & Clark Library)
  • The EBSCOhost Databases
  • The Montana Memory Project
  • WorldCat