You’ve seen the posters, the signs and the “WOW” buttons worn by staff and faculty. Soon you’ll see a change in the CSL Library catalog. Beginning the week of August 15th, you’ll be able to construct and launch your search of library materials from a single search box, much as you would do a Google search.
Encore Synergy provides a method of federated searching across various resources. This means that in addition to searching the CSL library catalog for physical holdings at our school, you’ll be able to simultaneously search multiple resources. Not only will you be able to retrieve books, journal titles, e-books, DVDs and cassettes, but you will also be able to retrieve abstracts and full text articles from our specialized electronic resources. Specifically, you’ll be able to retrieve full text articles from HeinOnline.
For example, if you wanted to search for only articles on the subject of Dred Scott, you would click on the word “articles” in the top left corner and enter the words “Dred Scott” in the search box. You results would include a list of citations and access to the full text in pdf format when available.
Your results would also be sorted by source and listed along the left side of the screen. For example, this search indicates that there were 1149 references to Dred Scott in the HeinOnline resource, 30 in the Legal Trac resource, and others available in the Making of Modern Law, etc.
The Charlotte School of Law Library staff will be presenting training opportunities and will be available to answer any questions you have concerning this resource.