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What is Multi-Search?

Multi-Search is the University of Georgia Libraries' implementation of the EBSCO Discovery Service. The Discovery Service allows users to search a significant portion of the Libraries’ resources from a single search box. You may manipulate your search results in a number of different ways, including limiting to full-text online or peer-reviewed journals. In addition, you can save or email your results or export them to our bibliographic reference managers RefWorks and EndNote.

What is included in Multi-Search?

Multi-Search contains over ninety databases plus the GIL@UGA Library Catalog. Multi-Search will gradually expand to include locally-produced databases from the Digital Library of Georgia as well as additional commercial databases. Although EBSCO is a company that produces many of our GALILEO@UGA databases, the Multi-Search will also include databases from other vendors and full-text journals from many publishers.

Some of the most popular databases that are currently part of Multi-Search include:

  • Academic Search Complete
  • Elsevier ScienceDirect
  • ERIC
  • JSTOR
  • PsycINFO
  • Medline
  • MLA Bibliography
  • Newspaper Source Plus
  • Project Muse
  • Sage Reference Online
  • Web of Science

How does Multi-Search differ from GALILEO@UGA?

One major difference is that GALILEO@UGA requires you to search databases individually, whereas the Multi-Search product allows you to search a large number of databases simultaneously and view the results in one unified list. You can then limit your results by various criteria. You may still wish to search certain databases individually in GALILEO@UGA, as they contain special features, such as ERIC's Thesaurus.

The other major difference is that, in addition to the GALILEO@UGA databases, Multi-Search also includes the library catalog (GIL@UGA) and will eventually include the Digital Library of Georgia.