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New look and feel for DiscoverEd

DiscoverEd, our online discovery service, will have a new and improved look and feel from Tuesday 4 July.

What’s new?

  • a new improved mobile responsive interface, enabling you to use DiscoverEd easily on a range of devices including tablets and phones 
  • options for saving and exporting are now easily accessible from the list of search results
  • the full details and links for each item on your results list are now conveniently displayed on a single page
  • the 'My Account' area has been enhanced and now provides a useful overview page, so you can review your account information at a glance
  • 'e-Shelf' has been replaced with 'My Favourites' - when you are signed in to DiscoverEd you can easily add items to your saved records list in 'My Favourites' by clicking the pin icon
  • you can organise your list of saved records in 'My Favourites' by adding descriptive labels
  • the 'Queries' section in the current DiscoverEd, which allows you to save queries and set up alerts, has been replaced by the 'saved searches' section in 'My Favourites'.

Screenshots of how the new functionality will look are available on the Library Blog.

DiscoverEd Logo

The core functionality of DiscoverEd will not change.  You will still be able to search the same extensive range of resources, view online resources, access your account details, renew loans, place requests, pay fines and access the same range of functions offered by the existing DiscoverEd. Search results are displayed as before, with options for refining them. However, the screen has greater readability across a range of devices, and easier access to useful functions.

Please note that any saved queries you have in the current DiscoverEd will not be available in the new interface.  Instead you will need to run these searches again in the new interface and then save each of them as a saved search in 'My Favourites'.

Find out more about DiscoverEd: www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/library-museum-gallery/discovery/discovered