The new SearchCat is the re-branded Everything search.
What does it do? It searches the library catalog to find physical items held in the library (such as books and journals) and electronic items available through our databases (articles, eBooks, streaming media, etc).
When should I use it? Use the SearchCat when looking for a specific item (title of a book, journal, article, etc) or for general topic searches. From the results page, you can use the options on the side of the page to restrict your search to a specific format, publication date range, and more.
When should I NOT use it? When looking for scholarly articles for your research topic, it's almost always best to search directly in one (or more) of our Articles Databases. These give you better search tools and a smaller, more relevant pool of literature to search through.