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What is Full Discovery API Search?

The first search format is full EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) API search. This format means EDS results are seamless embedded within the Stacks website. In this case, a more consistent experience is provided, particularly if catalog/OPAC items are included in the Discovery profile. This search format will return results directly within the Stacks website, keeping your users in one consistent interface. The results displayed are provided via the EDS API and embody the EDS facet and ranking logic. Stacks augments the EDS search results with a variety of subscription content that libraries often have accounts for such as reviews from ChiliFresh or Baker & Taylor and recommendations from NoveList Select.


Stacks also brings in Integrated Library System (ILS) item details such as locations, call numbers, status, etc. all in real time using the ILS API (when ILS integration is included). A patron may then place a hold via the ILS right within the search results without having to visit the OPAC. If the user is trying to access an EBSCO Full Text resource from these search results, a direct link to the content will be provided to the user. For the ultimate search experience, EDS can index your ILS holdings and full text database content as well as EBSCO eBooks all within one Discovery platform.

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