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A “Google like” search engine for Pickler Library resources

 Includes the Library catalog and content from almost all the article databases


Searching in one place for books, eBooks, articles, DVDs etc…

Interdisciplinary searching

Specialized Resources

Using Boolean searches to refine results

Finding/Ordering books  not owned by Picker (use MOBIUS WorldCat instead) 

Finding/Ordering articles not at Pickler


Books not owned by our library.

Arrive within 3-4 day business days


Articles or videos


Things you can’t get through MOBIUS


Last minute requests—takes time to arrive


Full text scholarly articles

"Cited by" links

Recent scholarly articles


Subject specific databases

Such as Art Full text, Humanities International, America: History & Life

Many by EBSCO 

More recent articles (be sure to limit to peer-reviewed)

Focusing on specific disciplines

Easier to place requests for articles not owned by Pickler




Encouraging Discovery