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How to use the search box

1. Select what you want to search for

  • all: articles, books, etc
  • articles
  • books in LiU's libraries
  • books at Swedish libraries
  • databases
  • journals
  • research and theses from LiU

Search options in the library search box

2. Select the type of search you want to do

  • keyword
  • title
  • author
  • other (depending on what you choose to search for in step 1)

Upper filters in the library search box

3. Perform the search

Enter your search word or phrase and click on the search button

The search field in the library search box

Narrow your search

When you have defined what you want to search for, you have further options to narrow your search under "Filter". The available options are dependent on what you choose to search for in step 1 (see the below sections for details)

Lower filters in the library search box

Search options

everything: articles, books, etc.

Choose this option to search for articles, books, research reports, student theses and other resources without limiting your search to a specific kind of material. This allows you to simultaneously search all the databases that you have access to via the Library (with a few exceptions).

Under “Filter”, you can narrow your search to peer reviewed journals or material available at Linköping University Library. By peer review means a process in which an article is scrutinized by subject experts prior to its publication. Please note that just because a journal is peer reviewed does not guarantee that all articles in it have gone through the peer review process.

articles

Choose this option to search for journal articles. Under “Filter”, you can narrow your search to peer reviewed journals, material available at Linköping University Library, and to full text documents only. By peer review means a process in which an article is scrutinized by subject experts prior to its publication. Please note that just because a journal is peer reviewed does not guarantee that all articles in it have gone through the peer review process. And if you choose to narrow your search to full text documents, please observe that some open access material can be left out of the search result, due to technical reasons.

books in LiU's libraries

Choose this option if you want to search for books in the Linköping University Library collection. You can limit your search to print books only or e-books only and under “Filter”.

books at Swedish libraries

Choose this option if you want to search for books in library collections in Sweden. Students and employees at LiU can use interlibrary loans to borrow material that is not included in the Linköping University Library collection. Under “Filter” you can choose to narrow your search to the Linköping University Library collection.

databases

Choose this option if you want to search for databases available at LiU.

journals

Choose this option if you want to find out if a specific journal is available at Linköping University Library. There is a “search e-journals only” limitation available under “Filter”.

research and theses from LiU

Choose this option if you want to search for publications written by LiU researchers and students and are registered in LiU’s publication register, DiVA. You can limit your search to just scholarly publications or student theses. You can also limit your search to only include full text documents and expand your search to include publications from other Swedish universities.

More about how to search and get access


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Last updated: Thu Jun 02 07:58:11 CEST 2016