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Discover Library Search: Getting Started with Library Search

Other features

  • If you enter new search terms, the refinements you selected on your previous search will apply to your new results page
  • You can click Clear Filters to remove any refinements you have added and no longer want. Note: the Clear Filters option appears directly above Refine your search only when a refinement has been selected.
  • At the top left hand corner of your results page you can sort by relevance or date
  • At the top right hand corner of your results page you will have the option to select Add results beyond your library's collection. Note: please be aware that selecting this option will list resources that we may not have access to
  • Recommendations and suggestions for other resources to explore (Subject guides, databases etc) may be provided at the top of your results list. These will be identified by this symbol

Tip: If you see an item you are interested in, you can preview it by hovering over the item. A panel with further details of the item will show on the right hand side of the screen. From this panel you can also generate a citation for the item or email the details and a link to the item's full catalogue page.

Saving an item to a list

Clicking the folder icon  to the right of an item in your results page will save the item to a list.

Click on the larger folder icon at the top right of the screen to see items in your list. From here you can email your list to yourself or print it for future reference.

Tip: Lists are temporary and will be lost at the end of your session (e.g. when you close your browser). However, you can email, print or export the list in your chosen citation format i.e. Harvard, to your reference manager (e.g. RefWorks).

Note: please be aware that the Harvard format may differ slightly from the University's format, always check before submitting your work.