Signing In to SuperSearch
Saving Items and Searches
Checked out Items, Renewals and Holds
OK, it’s not really everything, but it’s a lot! It includes all of the physical items in the library (books, DVDs, music scores, etc.), as well as content from nearly 100 databases from Cowles and Law, our many digital collections, eScholarshare, and more. Note that the content of some databases is not included in SuperSearch.
Soon! The next phase of this transition, which we hope will take place in 2017, will connect SuperSearch to the print collections of several other libraries in Iowa, including the three Regent universities, Wartburg College, Grand View University, and others. Drake users will be able to search across the physical collections of, and place requests for physical materials from, those institutions. This collaboration will not include access to databases and e-journals, but it is nonetheless a major step forward in our access to scholarly content.
Signing in provides several benefits:
You can save items to your eShelf by signing in to your SuperSearch account (using your Drake credentials) and then selecting the star icon for an item in the search results. If you want to add an entire page of results, select the "Add page to eShelf" link near the top of the left column.
Another alternative is to save your search itself by clicking on the "Save query" link near the top of the left column. If you want to set up an alert - to get an email when new results are added to SuperSearch that fit your saved search criteria - select the "Save & alert" option. To just save the search to be able to access it when you are signed in to SuperSearch, select "Save."
Patrons can place holds on items they find in SuperSearch if they are already checked out.
Currently, the best way is to select Citation from the Actions menu.
It’s still here, just not in a separate place. To search for items in the Cowles and Law Libraries (essentially what the old catalog would do), just select “In the Library” from the dropdown where the default is "Everything."
Designed to increase efficiency, the new system should provide faculty, staff and students a more streamlined research experience while also significantly reducing the time required for library faculty and staff to maintain search platforms.