The Brief results display all the items that match your search query. For each item, the following information displays:
Library resources may be accessed physically, electronically or a mix of both. The availability status in the brief results display provides information about how an item can be accessed:
An item is physically available for loan or currently on loan. The Get It tab provides further information about the location of the item and/or its due back date.
An item may be available both physically and online. The Get it and View It tabs will provide further details respectively.
The full text of an item, typically a journal article or an ebook is accessible online via links inside the View It tab.
The Library system's automatic link resolver is unable to determine the availability of an electronic item. Look inside the Check for full text tab for more options such as physical copies in the library or Document delivery (for eligible users only).
Note: This type of results generally will not be displayed until the Expand results options is checked.
If you would like to see more information on an item, you can select one of the tabs located below each brief item record:
The View It tab displays access information of items that are available online. If the item has multiple entries, click an entry to display the item on a new page.
The Details tab displays the item’s full record. Try clicking on the additional links.
The Get It tab displays information about the item's location and availability. To get more information on the location that holds the item, click on the location name. Also use the request options (when signed in) to place holds on items.
The Reviews and Tags tab enables you to add, delete, and update reviews and tags for an item. More information about tagging can be found in this guide.
The Virtual Browse tab that shows items that are placed contiguously in the library collection, by call number.
It displays a scrolling list of book cover images of other titles held in the Library's collection that have similar call numbers to the item you are viewing. It is a useful tool for exploring additional titles in same subject area.
When a tab is open for an item, an Actions drop-down menu appear at the top right hand corner of the tab. Each item on this menu allows you to perform a different export action on the record of this item.
Adds the item record to your e-Shelf
Sends the item record to a nominated email address along with an optional message
Prints the detail of the item records
Generates a formatted bibliography of the item using a predefined referencing style such as APA 6th, MLA 7th and Chicago. There are other detailed guides for citing and referencing.
Exports the item record to your EasyBib account
Exports the item record to your EndNot Online account
Exports the item record to your Delicious account
Generates an RIS file that is compatible with major bibliographical management software such as EndNote
Search results can be sorted in different ways using the Sorted by drop-down menu. By default they are sorted by relevance. Subsequent searches will take on the last sorted by criterion used.
Search results are ranked according to their relevance to the search terms used.
Search results are in a descending order according to the item's creation date.
Search results are ordered alphabetically by title.
Search results are in an ascending order according to item's creation date. This sort is only applied to items in the Library collections scope.
Search results are ordered according to their usage. Items that are viewed more often by users appear high on the results list.
Checking the Include records with no full text online box will retrieve additional search results that are typically labeled as No full text online. Although many of these items will not have online access directly, their bibliographical information may still be useful for your research. The Library may also have alternative access options for some of these resources.
Open the Check for full text tab to find more access options including:
A dynamic service that displays a list of 10 mostly viewed research articles in the recent weeks. This list can be filted by subject areas. By default, the bX hot articles panel is closed. This service can also be used as an app on a mobile device.
Search can present you with a personalised results page by ranking the search results according to the information you have provided.
To enable this feature:
The search results will reorder according to your choices.
Select the Personalize tag above the results list to reset to the default order.
Note: The personalisation only applies to the current search session. Please redo the search if you have modified your personlisation preferences or reset the results to default order.