Specific searching and refining results

DiscoverEd is searching a huge range of resources, so when you perform a search you will normally expect to get a large number of search results.

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This is great as it can help you discover books, articles, reviews, etc., that you did not know existed on your topic and open up your research.

However, if you are unable to quickly find what you are looking for in the search results and need to refine these or if you want to do a more specific search so that you get less search results in the first place there are options available to you in DiscoverEd to do this. Continue reading

Retrieving references saved in Searcher

Do you still have saved references in Searcher that you would like to access?

The Library launched the new discovery service, DiscoverEd, on 30th June, which replaced both the Library Catalogue and Searcher. As a result, Searcher is no longer supported by the Library and our current contract will expire soon.

During the week beginning 3rd August the Library will move any folders saved on Searcher. After this move, you will be able to access your folder via any of the other EBSCOhost databases using your Searcher account user name and password.

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*Be aware that when we move the references, some references may not migrate and you may no longer have full text access to some content* Continue reading

Exporting your results from DiscoverEd

You can export results from DiscoverEd to reference management software, including EndNote Web and EndNote.

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In DiscoverEd you can export single search results (references) at a time or you can export multiple search results (references) at one time.

Single result

You can export a single search result via the Actions menu that appears on every item record in DiscoverEd. Continue reading

Facing the facets in DiscoverEd

The options on the left-hand menu next to your search results in DiscoverEd are called facets and these allow you to refine (or expand) your results.

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The facets provide you with a number of ways of refining your search results to reduce the number. However, the first option you are given actually allows you to expand your search results to include items that are not within the Library’s collections. Just tick the box to expand your results, though this will mean you will find items that the Library does not have access to.

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Show Only

The Show only options allow you to choose to show only certain types of items in your results list. You can choose either just to see items from Peer-reviewed Journals, only items that the Library has Full Text access to or only Physical items i.e. print items held in the Library’s collections. Continue reading

e-Shelf: Saving your search results

The e-Shelf is an area where you can save search results so you can refer back to them later.

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You must be signed into DiscoverEd to save results. Although the e-Shelf option is available when not signed in the items will not be saved.

FAQ: How do I access my Library Account (sign in)?

There are three different ways of saving search results to your e-Shelf:

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Finding journal articles on DiscoverEd

If searching for a known item in DiscoverEd e.g. journal article, book, etc., use a combination of title and author keywords.

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When searching for a journal article use keywords from the article title not the journal title.

For example, if you were looking for this journal article:

Beyes, T. (2010) ‘Uncontained: The art and politics of reconfiguring urban space’, Culture and Organization, 16 (3), pp. 229-246.

You could do a search using the author’s name, Beyes, and keywords from the article title e.g. “uncontained”, “art” and “politics”. DiscoverEd will look for items that include all the keywords in the item record.

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Finding and access e-journals in DiscoverEd

You can search for journal titles or browse the “ejournals A-Z” to find and access e-journals in DiscoverEd.

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Previously our e-journals A-Z list was separate to the Library Catalogue and Searcher. Now this is fully integrated into DiscoverEd, so you have two ways of finding e-journals in DiscoverEd.

If searching for a specific journal (either e-journal or print journal) then just type the journal title into the search box on DiscoverEd or the DiscoverEd search box on the Library website.

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