Depending on how your Stacks site is configured, users may have the ability to search using EBSCO Discovery Service, an external catalog, bento box search, or website search. Your users can choose which of these search options they prefer from a convenient dropdown menu located just to the right of the search bar. If you are able to login, you will also be able to save an item to a 'Saved List' to reference at a later date.



Different types of search that may be enabled:

  • EBSCO Discovery Service
    • Searching in this format will take you to a results page within the website where you can use facets and filters to narrow your results
  • External Catalog
    • Searching in this format will take you to out of the website to a new page referred to as an "External Catalog" where you can continue your search
  • Website
    • Searching in this format will take you to a results page within the website that displays results from website pages, events, rooms and other content within the site itself
  • Bento Search
    • Searching in this format will take you to a results page within the website that displays results from different sources in separate boxes. Clicking on these items can take you to Website, External Catalog, or EBSCO Discovery Service pages


Content Access Button Descriptions


The following are descriptions of buttons you may see in search results that provide different types of access to content:


  • CONNECT
    • Full-Text Finder (FTF) - If you are logged in this button should provide access to the items full text
  • REQUEST ITEM
    • This allows you to place a hold request once you have logged in
  • VIEW CATALOG
    • This button will take you out of the website to a new page referred to as an "External Catalog"
  • READ MORE
    • Exposes the EBSCO Discovery Service Plink (May be authorized by IP Range, SSO, or allow guest access) This will take you out of the website to the items details page in EBSCO Discovery Service
  • READ ONLINE
    • Exposes the PDF, eBook, or online access URL - in some cases provides Full-Text access (Requires IP Whitelist or Authentication) If you have logged in it will display the content when you click on it
  • ADD TO SAVED LIST
    • Requires "Patron" role authentication and saves to Stacks "My Account"


Add to Saved List

After performing a search, users can save their search criteria for quick reuse at a later date. Saved Search functionality requires ILS and EDS TM (EBSCO Delivery Service) authentication.

  1. Ensure that the user is logged in
    • Only authenticated users can save searches
  1. After the user performs a search, click ADD TO SAVED LIST next to the item's description

    • You can also add the item to the Saved List from the item's details

  2. To view the user’s Saved List, click My Account in the main menu
  3. Under 'My Library', click YOUR SAVED LIST
    • This will display a list of any items the user has added to the list