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WVU Libraries Offers New Online Search Database

Posted by Monte Maxwell.
January 13th, 2006

The West Virginia University Libraries are offering a new online database for students to help find information. E-ZSearch allows students to search several of the WVU Libraries’ other databases simultaneously, including the MountainLynx catalog.

“It will make searching library databases more like using Google,” said Penny Pugh, head of reference for the Downtown Library, in a press release.

E-ZSearch’s default search focuses on the four databases used most frequently by WVU students: Academic Search Elite, JSTOR, Lexis-Nexis and MountainLynx. The advanced search function will enable students to limit search parameters to databases geared toward a specific subject, such as business or psychology.

Students who need assistance using E-ZSearch or any other resource offered by WVU Libraries can go to the reference desk or send questions online via the Ask a Librarian service at


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