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EGIS (Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society): Using Discovery to Search for Journal Articles

Using Discovery to search for...

A journal article will look similar to this:

  • Nilsson, K. L. (2007) 'Managing Complex Spatial Planning Processes', Planning Theory & Practice, 8(4), pp. 431-447.

If you are looking for something specific, then it's quickest to put your words in “quote marks”, e.g., using the above journal article as an example, you would search for:

["Managing Complex Spatial Planning ProcessesNilsson]

Further advice on understanding references is given here:

If you are looking for general results on a topic, then just enter the most appropriate keywords. Think carefully about your keywords - the words you use, and how you combine them, will determine how successful your search results are.  See also:

  • keywords/literature searching tab

Limiting your Discovery search to only journals articles

Discovery  cross searches many different types of resources.  Use the limiters on the left hand side of the screen to narrow your results.

To limit your results to only articles:

  • Under 'Resource Type', select 'Articles':

If you want to limit your search to online online articles:

  • Under 'Show Only', select 'Full Text Online'

Help with using Discovery