What is Hurst Search?
Hurst Search allows users to access many of the libraries’ resources from a single search box. Users can find scholarly articles, books, ebooks, reference materials, images, media, government documents, and more using this service.
What does it search?
- The Library Catalog
- All our EBSCO Databases (including Academic Search Complete, Business Source Elite, ERIC, Hospitality and Tourism Complete, MEDLINE, PsychARTICLES, and more)
- Our ebook Collection (ebrary, etc.)
- America History in Video
- Lexis Nexis Academic
- Credo Reference
- Sage Premier Collection
- Mergent Annual Reports Collection
- ScienceDirect College Edition
- Oxford Music Online
- Naxos Music Library
- America's Newspapers
- PubMed Central
- American Chemical Society Web Editions
- Funk & Wagnall's New Encyclopedia
- Government Documents
- Various open access databases
How is it used?
Hurst Search search box allows users to do a basic keyword search within many of the libraries' resources. Use the dropdown box to search by title or author or click on "More search options" to limit your search by full text, source, date, publisher, etc. You can also limit your search using the left side bar on the results page.
- Use Boolean Operators: words like "and," "or," and "not" to narrow or broaden your search results.
- AND - combines search terms so that each search result contains all of the terms
- OR - combines search terms so that each search result contains at least one of the terms
- NOT - excludes terms so that each search result does not contain any of the terms that follow it
- Use Quotation Marks to search for an exact phrase.
- Group Search Terms Together Using Parentheses: search terms in parentheses will be searched first by the system.
Click here for more search tips.
Who can use it?
Hurst Search is provided by the Mercyhurst University libraries for use by the Mercyhurst Community.
Have more questions or need help?
Contact the Systems and Teaching Librarian or use the Ask a Librarian page for more assistance.