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Using LibrarySearch at the Drill Hall (University of Greenwich) What is LibrarySearch? LibrarySearch is the Library’s main search tool, allowing you to search many of our print and online collections in one place. Use LibrarySearch to discover books, full text journal articles, conference papers and proceedings, reports, eBooks and some audio visual content. LibrarySearch can also be used to identify references to peer-reviewed articles, books and other documents not currently held by the Library, but which we may be able to obtain for you through our Document Supply service.

Where do I find LibrarySearch? Find the link to LibrarySearch in the dedicated LibrarySearch channel on the Library & Computing tab in the Student Portal.

How do I search? Simply enter a keyword, title, author or ISBN into the search box and click on Search. For more complex searches, try using the Advanced Search option. You are able to search all the collections covered by LibrarySearch simultaneously, or select an option from the drop-down to search a particular collection (a description of each collection can be found on the LibrarySearch homepage).


How do I refine my results? Once you have run your search and have your results list, use the refinement options (e.g. date, type of material) on the left hand side to narrow down results to help you find exactly what you need.

How do I access material (full-text)? Some items on LibrarySearch are on the shelves in the libraries – in these cases, select Locations to see the campus location, shelfmark and availability of physical items held in the University of Greenwich libraries. Select the campus library link (in this case Medway) to be taken to the detailed record in the library catalogue in order to reserve items.

For electronic material, select FindIt@Greenwich to link through to the full text of e-resources, such as eBooks and journal articles. To be transferred to the resource, select “Go” where you see the Full text available via…, followed by a link to the resource.

If full-text is indicated as available but you are taken instead to a page that requires a log-in, return to the "Databases journals and e-books" list on the Library and Computing tab of the Student Portal and click on the specific database that you are trying to access (in the above example this would be EBSCOhost Academic Search Premier). Return to LibrarySearch and run your search again to access full-text. Some databases require additional log-in details in order to access full-text, particularly if you are off campus or using a mobile device. For information about these see http://libguides.gre.ac.uk/eresources/authentication


Are all the databases included on Library Search? No. See the Directory of databases on the LibrarySearch home page for what is and is not covered. Databases that are not covered can be accessed via the A-Z list in the library e- resource channel in the Student Portal.

What if there is no full text? It’s important to remember that we don’t have access to every resource you may be interested in for your research. Filtering your LibrarySearch search results to Full text online will give you articles and other resources which you are able to access in full text. If you wish to search beyond the Library’s collections and need to get hold of material we don’t pay for, you can request this separately via the Local Document Delivery System link in LibrarySearch.

Where can I get help? • • •

E-mail us to request help with LibrarySearch (Medway): DHL-librarians@gre.ac.uk Contact your subject librarian: http://campus.medway.ac.uk/study-resources/librarians.html Find more LibrarySearch help guides at libguides.gre.ac.uk/librarysearch

LibrarySearch quick guide for the University of Greenwich  

Guide on how to use the LibrarySearch for University of Greenwich students.

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