Answered By: Robert Sebek Last Updated: May 03, 2018 Views: 6
Discovery Search does not include all the content from all the databases, journals, and other online resources to which the library subscribes. All of our subscribed journals that we get directly from their publishers are included in Discovery Search. None of the ProQuest databases participate in Discovery Search (ABI/Inform, Historical Newspapers, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global). Content indexed in ProQuest may appear in Discovery Search because we already subscribe to the journal. We estimate about 80% of our journal subscriptions are indexed in Discovery Search, some at the full-text level and others at only the citation level.
All of our ebooks can be found in Discovery Search, at least via title. Most can also be found via author and subject searches.
Other kinds of content, such as conference proceedings, standards, and dissertations will vary in indexing levels in Discovery Search, depending on their publishers/providers, though more are agreeing to participate all the time.
Nevertheless, a comprehensive search on a research topic will require searching multiple databases and using subject-specific databases' advanced search features.