What is the difference between Global Search and Local Search?


Library Search utilises data from the Library catalogue and from a third party service called EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS).

There are two search tabs, Local Search and Global Search.

Local search and global search tabs

Global Search is the default search and searches across:

Local Search searches across:

  • Print collections
  • E-book collections
  • DVDs/Blu-rays/Videos
  • Other physical items held in the libraries
  • Queen Mary Research Online

If you’re looking for a book or DVD that you will be able to borrow from one of the libraries, or an e-book, then the Local Search is recommended. To search for any other resources including journal articles, online newspaper articles and other e-resources you should use the Global Search.

  • Last Updated 23 Nov 2021
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  • Answered By Gemma Bayliss

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