Discus News

South Carolina’s Virtual Library Launches New SmartSearch Enhancements

New enhancements make it easier than ever for state residents of all ages to use Discus – South Carolina’s Virtual Library.  SmartSearch, the tool that allows researchers to conduct a single search and retrieve information from numerous electronic resources in the Discus collection, is now powered by EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). 

Discus Welcomes New Staff

Patricia Sinclair

The State Library is pleased to announce that Patricia Sinclair has joined the library as the new Electronic Resources Coordinator.  Patricia will direct the overall operations of the library’s electronic resources, including Discus – South Carolina’s Virtual Library. 

Discus, Library Skills and...a Game Show?!

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by Janice Grathen, Media Specialist, Aiken County Public School District

During the current school year, the students at New Ellenton Middle School in the Aiken County Public School District have been learning about their school library and Discus – South Carolina’s Virtual Library.  

Students face big challenges when doing research and using general Internet search tools like Google, Yahoo, and Bing to find information.  They often find that: