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About Search Everything

About Search Everything

What is Search Everything?

Search Everything 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 Ultimate, Business Source Complete, ERIC, and more)
  •      Our ebook Collection
  •      eHRAF World Cultures
  •      JSTOR
  •      American Chemical Society
  •      Credo Reference
  •      PubMed Central
  •      Funk & Wagnall's New Encyclopedia
  •      Government Documents
  •      Various open access databases

What it does not search

  • JAMAevidence
  • Privco
  • Proquest Theses
  • Sage Premier
  • Lexis Nexis

Who can use it?

Search Everything is provided by the Mercyhurst University libraries for use by the Mercyhurst Community.

How is it used?

The Search Everything 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.

Search Tips:

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