Bringing the ease of web searching to scholarly resources, Cowles SuperSearch provides a single-search interface for physical items on the library’s shelves, more than 100 key databases, Drake eScholarshare (the University’s institutional repository holding theses, dissertations, faculty publications and more), and many digital collections from the University Archives. SuperSearch includes a carefully configured feature set and provides one-click access to full text articles from thousands of scholarly journals.

Students and researchers who use SuperSearch can have confidence in the quality of results returned for their search that is not possible with a general web search engine: “search you can trust.” SuperSearch can be accessed from any page on the Library’s website.

SuperSearch Instructional Video