Check out Encompass Search!

What is Encompass Search?

Encompass Search finds information by searching through a massive collection of books, scholarly journals, newspapers and magazines, dissertations, conference proceedings, music, video, maps, and more. Rather than searching in separate databases, Encompass Search helps you and your students find resources from many catalogs and databases quickly and easily, all from a single search box.

When should I use Encompass Search?

Encompass Search is ideal for locating:

  • Paper topics by revealing a broad overview of what’s “out there”
  • Representative quality sources (includes a peer-review limiter) in various formats
  • Interdisciplinary information by drawing on resources beyond your existing tools

How do I get to Encompass Search?

Find Encompass Search in the tab area on the library homepage or directly at

How do I learn more about using Encompass Search?

For help with Encompass Search, ask a librarian. You can also find some help from WorldCat Local, the provider of Encompass Search.