What is GriffinSearch?
GriffinSearch is a search engine powered by EBSCO that works in tandem with nearly all of the Library’s databases and other resources. One search will return articles from magazines, newspapers, journals, reference sources and e-books as well as records for books and videos from the Library catalog.
How do I search GriffinSearch?
You may recognize the easy-to-navigate interface, which looks like other EBSCO databases. If an initial query
doesn’t yield the results you were looking for, try
advanced search options such as opening up the search to fulltext for a very specific information need or searching
for your keywords in only the title or subject field for a search with too many unrelated results.
Librarians are always happy to meet with you to explore other search strategies.
Can I still search my favorite database?
Never fear, the individual databases are not going anywhere. But we encourage you to try GriffinSearch because it interfaces with nearly all of our most popular databases. Your results will often be enriched by cross disciplinary search.
What content is not in GriffinSearch?
GriffinSearch searches most (but not all!) of the library's resources. Below is a list of resources that are NOT included. You will need to search these separately:
- Birds of North America Online
- CCH IntelliConnect
- Criminal Justice Abstracts
- Ethnic NewsWatch
- ETS Test Collection
- Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
- Literature Online (LION)
- NLM databases such as GenBank & TOXNET
- Oxford English Dictionary
- ProQuest Newspapers
- PubMed [but most PubMed content is included through MEDLINE]
- Risk Management Association eStatement Studies
- Standford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
- Value Line
- Vault Career Library
Please note that some of this content may become available in the future as EBSCO makes new agreements with publishers.
Can I use GriffinSearch from off-campus?
Yes. You will be prompted to login as you click through to the fulltext of your results.