Should I use Library Search or the Library Catalogue?
The Library Catalogue is the main inventory of books, journal titles (print and online), media, and other documents held in DMU Libraries. Library Search is a search engine that searches all of the records in the Library Catalogue as well as full text articles from our e-journals and databases and items from our digital collections.
I get thousands of results. How do I refine my search to find exactly what I'm looking for?
Try the following:
green building => finds all records that have the word green OR the word building
"green building" => finds only records that have the exact phrase "green building"
Why do I not always get straight to the full text?
Clicking the title of a full text result takes you to the website of the publisher of that article, and they can vary greatly in appearance and operation. Sometimes you may be given details of the article again, and will have to click on links to full text PDF or HTML versions to open them. Unfortunately, sometimes you may be taken to a search page, or to the webpage for the whole journal and not the article. You can try to locate the article from there, or try the eResources Portal and search for the journal from there.
How frequently is Library Search updated?
Library Search is constantly changing. Enhancements are released every two weeks.
How can I search just for ebooks in Library Search?
As in the example below select Content Type: Books/ebooks and also Full text online.