Where is it?
Why are we changing?
- Students and faculty have asked for improvements to Virgo functionality.
- The University Library pioneered in creating digital content and wanted to pull together its many digital collections for browsing and searching.
What can you find with the new Virgo?
New Virgo searches
- the standard library catalog records for books, journals, videos, manuscripts, sound recordings, etc, whether they're on the Library shelves or they're online
- the full text of thousands of books and manuscripts that the Library has digitized over the years
- descriptions of thousands of images the Library has digitized.
You can choose to search everything or you can use the "facets" on the left side of the search page to limit your search to specific libraries or collections.
New Virgo does not yet search the full-text of e-journals (Science Direct, Oxford UP, etc) or of the e-books (Safari, ebrary, etc) that we get from publishers. There are only title records available. Image collections not produced by the Library (e.g., ArtStor) are also not yet included.
Some New Features
- Simpler searching - enter your terms and then use the facets to narrow down the results
- Simpler navigation - the Back button will always take you back to your last page
- Permanent URLs - you can bookmark a single record or a search and all the records are in Google
- RSS feeds - build a search for a topic or call number, sort it by Date published - newest first, click the RSS button and send it to your reader to get a feed of new items.
- See the MLA or APA citation style for the item you want to use in your paper
- Export one record or a list of records to RefWorks or EndNote
- Log in to keep a file of favorite citations, save searches to run again and check for new items, or find searches you did recently.