Previously, HKUST PowerSearch was only for finding journal articles, via Primo Central. This Summer, HKUST PowerSearch was upgraded for one-stop simultaneous searching of both the Library Catalog and Primo Central. This includes seamless access to the full-text of articles and ebooks if they are subscribed by the Library. Instead of having to search for books and articles separately, PowerSearch combines these functions.
As part of this upgrade, SmartCat has been completely replaced by PowerSearch. The Classic Catalog will still remain, but will operate more as a back-end system, with PowerSearch as your new and expanded Library Catalog. All the old functions and tools are there, along with some new ones.