Access to Libraries' Electronic Resources Improved

The libraries have improved the interface used by faculty, students and staff to access the growing collection of electronic resources. The new interface, https://www1.baylor.edu/ERD/Search, is accessible from the libraries’ home page and from BearCat.

Users will find several improvements including:

  • A more detailed list of subject categories based primarily on the majors offered at Baylor. For example, a researcher interested in locating electronic resources pertinent to the field of history will find a brief list specifically for that field, instead of a long list of all resources associated with research in the humanities.

  • An interface that not only provides the ability to search by words in the title but also by other descriptive words associated with the resource.

  • An advanced search option to use in identifying resources by subject and type. For example, find all of the resources that are encyclopedias for the subject of music.

  • The ability for library staff to include valuable CD-ROM electronic resources as well as web-based resources. This feature will be implemented gradually as the resources are identified.

Faculty, staff and students should change their bookmarks to the new URL for the interface.

For questions or comments, please contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu or call Billie Peterson-Lugo at 710-2344. 

Billie Peterson-Lugo, Electronic Library