Answered By: Digital Library Services Team
Last Updated: Aug 04, 2015     Views: 13

You can use the Refine your search section and facets, on the left of the Library Search screen, to refine your search.

We have set Library Search to automatically exclude newspaper articles and book reviews from your search results. The button under the search button is also set to Keep search refinements. So, if you enter further search terms in the search box, newspapers and book reviews will continue to be excluded from your search unless you choose otherwise. Any other search refinements that you have added will also be kept if you run another search, unless you unselect them or close your browser.

If you select the New search button, all the search refinements (including the exclusion of newspaper articles and book reviews), will be discarded. This applies whether you run the same search again or change your search terms.

Narrowing results by choosing to Limit to articles from scholarly publications, including peer-review will still require evaluation of the results by the searcher. Not all scholarly publications undergo peer review, although most peer-reviewed publications are scholarly. Even within scholarly journals you can find letters to the editor or book reviews, which are not subject to review by peers and may not be considered appropriate sources for academic work. Be sure to check with your tutor if you are unsure whether a particular source is acceptable for your assignment.