Reference Universe helps you find the right article--the authoritative article--to begin your research, whether itis on your shelves in a reference work or in an online reference database.
The Reference Universe software presumes exact words or phrases unless you select other qualifiers, e.g., "any of the words." "word variants," etc.
While you are free to limit your search to terms in article titles or index terms only, it is recommend that you select the default "Keyword" search to facilitate the broadest search parameters.
What about wildcard searching?
What happens then?
Within this framework, the results are listed are displayed in the following order:
The radio buttons to the right of the Search Box (E-books or Print) permit you to see only one format at a time. They system defaults to search both formats, unless you choose another specific format in a subsequent search.
The SORT button permits you to sort the data by Electronic Resources first; Classification Number; Name of Reference Work; Year of Publication; Relevance (the main search default.)
How do I see an article titles or
index terms for each work?
Saving, Exporting and Downloading
At this point, you can Email or Print the displayed items. Download permits you to export the data to your computer in Brief Format, RefWorks or Endnotes format.
Browsing Reference Universe:
For Library Staff
If your library has already uploaded your holdings to the Reference Universe service, you will see Show Non-Local Results in the upper right corner of the display, below the name/logo of your library. This permits reference and collection development staff to identify works which meet the needs of your patrons that your library does not yet own, or might acquire to augment broader research options.
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