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ENG 111 First Year Composition/Rhetoric: Encore Search vs. Classic Catalog

Encore Search

Using the library's Encore discovery searching, you will be able to find most of the resources available from the Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library in one search box. Encore will search for journal articles from across multiple databases, books/eBooks, streaming audio/video, DVDs & videos, dissertations and theses, and much more.

You can limit your search results in a variety of ways by using the gray "Refine by" box on the left once you have done your initial search. You can limit in all sorts of ways, including full text,  publication date, format, language, even suggestions for related search terms.

Classic Catalog

The Classic Catalog is the best choice when you are searching for a specific author, title, journal title, or call number. It can search these fields directly rather than requiring you to begin with a keyword search that retrieves multiple results.

Unlike Encore, it does not offer cross-database searching for articles, images, and documents within special digital collections. It searches only for electronic and print books, electronic and print journal titles, DVDs, CDs, music scores, microforms, maps, and other resources.

Type the keyword(s) you want to find. For example:

  • European history
  • behavior

Use wildcards, boolean operators, limiters, and grouping for better results.

Tutorial: Library Catalog