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All SMU libraries have implemented a new search system. The new system, Ex Libris’ Alma and Primo, replaces the 18-year old Voyager library system and the Discover SMU Libraries search. The new library search provides an enhanced user experience while providing one simple search of all of the SMU Libraries’ collections.

What this means for you:

  • The new system is up as of June 15th.
  • All library holdings, including all course reserves, are searched in one system.
  • Individual databases are all available and can be searched individually.
  • Links to library materials in Canvas courses may need to be updated. Contact your library for assistance.

As with any major system migration, there may be a few unanticipated issues which arise, so we ask for your patience. We will communicate any updates on the Central University Libraries News website.

To learn more about the new library search, contact your subject librarian to schedule an individual appointment or library instruction session, or contact the research help or circulation desks at any of the SMU Libraries.

New Features!

  • Quickly generate citations for articles, books, and more.
  • Easily export those citations into your preferred citation management tool such as RefWorks or EndNote.
  • Create an eShelf of your favorite items and organize using labels.
  • Discover more by virtually browsing our shelves by call number, title, or subject without ever having to leave your home.
  • Use your SMU ID and password to renew books, view search history and favorites, place holds and requests, and more.



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