Deakin University Library


Welcome to the Library's new discovery interface!

2014-02-21 16:48:38

Our simple, streamlined menu offers comprehensive access to a wide range of Library resources.  

Deakin students and staff can find articles, books, videos, unit material, databases and more using the same search via our discovery interface, Discover More.

All the results are interfiled and relevancy ranked together, and feature clear and obvious Request and BONUS+ buttons, along with links to e-resources such as e-books and articles:

Screen snippet of the Discover More search results screen


Database recommender

Not sure which database to use? Our new Database recommender feature suggests relevant databases based on your keywords:

Screen snippet of Discover More, highlighting the Database recommender feature


Research starters

Make use of our handy Research Starters, designed to assist the research process by providing authoritative summary articles for popular topics:

Screen snippet of Discover More, highlighting a Research starter on the topic 'Stockholm Syndrome'


Unit material

Looking for unit-related material such as recommended texts, exam papers, readers or study guides?

Type in your unit code then select from the list to get quick access to the material you need:

Screen snippet of Discover More highlighting the search results for maa103


More options menu

Access to our A-Z databases and journals lists, and to the Library resource guides are close at hand via the More options button.

You can also use the various options to apply pre-limits to your search:

Screen shot of the More options menu

This is just the start. Our Discover More interface will continue to evolve and improve, so look out for new features and functionality over the coming weeks and months. 


Feedback, comments or queries?

We would love to hear what you think of our new menu and interface.

You can provide feedback in two ways: 

  1. Via the vertical Feedback tab that appears on every Library website page, toward the right of your browser;

  2. Via the Feedback link at the top right hand corner of the Discover More search results screen.