Texas A&M University Libraries Introduces Quick Search

By Marketing and Communications | 03-11-2015

The new Quick Search tool, currently in beta testing, creates an easy way to search across the Texas A&M University Libraries' popular resources. Search for books, journal articles, newspapers, movies, music, digital collections, and more all in one place.Quick Search allows users the ability to:

  • See a variety of sources, such as books, movies, and articles all in a single results page
  • Limit users’ results in a variety of ways to get exactly what they need, including peer-reviewed journals
  • Search across the University Libraries’ catalogs (LibCat and MSL), Texas A&M's institutional repository OAK Trust, and hundreds of scholarly databases such as JSTOR, Academic Search Complete, and ScienceDirect

Quick Search is not intended to be a comprehensive search tool, as it does not include some important databases. The following expert searching functions are available:

Quick Search is the University Libraries' deployment of EBSCO Discovery Service, and it will replace Search, which is the University Libraries' implementation of Ex Libris's Primo. Quick Search is currently being released in beta form as the University Libraries works toward full implementation in summer 2015. The University Libraries invites users to send us feedback about Quick Search.