Discovery/Catalogue/Classic Catalogue have been replaced by Omni and will become unavailable on December 31, 2022.
These tools now represent a snapshot of McMaster’s collections on June 21, 2022. Any resources added to our collections after that date will NOT appear in these tools.
Please update your bookmarks and recreate your lists and preferred searches in Omni. For instructions, see Pin Sources to My Favourites, Create Alerts/Notifications and Search History in this Omni guide.
To learn more, read:
Discovery (formerly named Quick Search) is a multi-disciplinary search tool that simultaneously searches McMaster's library catalogue and the contents of several subscription and open access databases (e.g., EBSCOhost databases, JSTOR, MacSphere, etc.)
Discovery allows you to find physical and online resources on a wide range of topics in a variety of formats, including:
Search results in Discovery are presented in a single list, but can be separated by selecting the "Library Catalogue" or "Articles & More" limit in the Refine by: column on the left.
NOTE: Content pulled from databases is contained in the "Articles & More" limit. Individual articles are not included in the "Library Catalogue" limit.
Although Discovery does search a number of resources, it is not a comprehensive search of everything available through McMaster libraries. You may need to search other resources to find all relevant material on your topic.