How to use WUR Library Search

What is WUR Library Search?

With WUR Library Search you search in a collection of millions of journal articles, books, proceedings and reports. WUR Library Search covers most of WUR Library’s resources, including the Library Catalogue, various article databases and Staff Publications.

How to search

By default, you search via the simple search box. In the results page you can filter the search results by author, local collections, format, databases to search, publication year etc. With the option 'Selected filters' you can save your selection for a new search.

In 'Advanced Search' you can use the search index to select an appropriate field and to combine search terms with the operators OR, NOT and AND. You can consult Search in WorldCat Discovery for help. For a systematic topic search, go to the tips and advice on Searching for literature.

Start a new search by typing new terms in the search box or by clicking on the logo Wageningen University & Research in the green bar. Clicking on the logo will take you back to the start page.

The search results: Get it!

The blue button in the results list provides the link to the full text of a publication, if available. If you cannot directly access the publication online, follow the link 'held by WUR-library' or click on the title to see if the publication is in print or in the Library's e-depot.

Not everything you find via WUR Library Search is physically or digitally available at WUR Library. But if you need the source, you can order the book or article via the Get-it button.

The search results: Save or Export

Search results or separate hits can be saved in My items. Use 'Cite' to export the results to EndNote or another program, 'Link' to copy a link to this result and 'Email' to send the results by mail. To save items for later use, put the selected items on your personal list via 'My items'. You have to sign in with the button in the upper right corner to use this feature.

Your search: Save and repeat

When you would like to repeat or edit a search later on, sign in to WUR Library Search and do the search. In the results screen the option 'Save this search' is now available on top of the left menu. Clicking on this link will save the search in 'Saved Searches'. You can save a maximum of 100 searches.

'Library Links' (in the upper right corner of the screen) offers direct access to pages like your personalized My library page, the WUR journal browser for looking up titles and a journal's impact factor, and help and support information.