Catalogues

Discover is Durham University Library’s main search tool. It combines the contents of our Library, Archives and Museums catalogues with Primo’s central index of online resources to provide a single means of searching across all our resources.

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Discover includes summary descriptions and item-level catalogues for library, archive and museum collections held by Durham University, together with library and archive collections held by Ushaw College, and Durham Cathedral.

It provides a simple interface – the single box familiar from internet search engines – or an advanced interface for more specific searching. Each set of results can then be sorted (for example by title), and/or refined by selecting facets or adding to your search terms. Facets allow a search to be restricted to collections at Ushaw College or Durham Cathedral Library.

Search Summary Descriptions

When you search ‘Durham Museums’ you will get results from the Oriental Museum, Museum of Archaeology and Durham Castle Museum. This includes more than 51,000 object records, of which just over 38,000 currently have images.

There are also alphabetical lists of library and archive collections:

Ushaw College Collections
Durham University Archives
Durham Cathedral Library

Some lovely books out on our monastic tables in the Refectory Library, ready to welcome delegates from the @ResearchDurham conference. #DurhamRRL https://t.co/NEoNy7kEE0 SouthernGemGal photo

I greatly enjoyed the panels I saw at @ResearchDurham conf the past two days. @ElizabethCBiggs discussed an interesting copy of the Malleus Maleficarum held at Durham, while @EilishGregory revealed the extent of letters/material held at Ushaw concerning 18thC recusancy in Britain

Some lovely books out on our monastic tables in the Refectory Library, ready to welcome delegates from the @ResearchDurham conference. #DurhamRRL https://t.co/NEoNy7kEE0 ResearchDurham photo

Here's @AbbotsMedieval revealing some of the hidden treasures in Ushaw College's Big Library at Durham's inaugural RRL conference. @ResearchDurham @UshawLibrary https://t.co/EHL3hk7Z7G ResearchDurham photo

Had a fantastic time at @ResearchDurham conference in Durham. Was great to see familiar faces and meet new ones and to hear a vast array of papers across a long time period. I will probably try and sum up a few papers I heard tomorrow. Until then: https://t.co/xcdF6Debtu ResearchDurham photo

On the train home after the fantastic #DurhamRRL conference with lots to think about; thanks to @ResearchDurham, @IMEMSDurham and all the presenters!