Ex Libris Central Discovery Index

The Ex Libris Central Discovery Index

The Central Discovery Index (CDI) is a searchable database of citations collected from scholarly e-resources including journal articles, e-books, legal documents and more. They are harvested from thousands of primary and secondary commercial publishers and aggregators, and from open-access repositories. CDI is also a relational database between citations rather than just an aggregated list of abstracts or citations. This enables linking features like those between a book review and the book in question or a book chapter and the entire book. By default, CDI will try to display at the top of the results list citations where the full text is available for your users based on your local subscriptions or subscriptions that CARLI provides to members of the consortium.

For more information, see:

CARLI's Introduction to the new Ex Libris Central Discovery Index (CDI) video (~8 mins.)

PPT slides

The Ex Libris Central Discovery Index (CDI) - An Overview

Community Zone and Central Discovery Index: Two Systems with One Goal

February 27, 2020 Office Hours

June 24, 2021 Office Hours, CDI Changes Checklist, Slides