Top 5 UQ Library Search tips

Here are the top 5 things we've heard you asking about UQ Library Search, with some tips to help you. For better access, login before you start searching.

1. Too many results

Use the filters on the left of the results page to refine what you want. Most people will only click a couple and, if you want full power, click the Show more options to make advanced selections like: Books AND Journals but NOT Conference papers.




2.  Reduce the clicks

 Instead of clicking the title, click on the View online tab in the brief results. There will be direct links to the online resource which will then open in a new tab. Most of the time you don't need to click on the “Open this frame in a new window" link.




3.  Give me a preview

You can usually get a description or abstract in the Details tab. If not, just view the full online version with one more click (see #2 above). 


4. I’ll need a reference for that

Click the Share/Save link, and then Citation to get the reference in three common styles. Select Share/Save to EndNote RIS if you use EndNote and want more styles.




5. Something's not working

If something is not working for you, please let us know. We want to help and we're constantly working to improve the UQ Library Search. You can contact us on online chat, by email, phone or in person. To sort out the issue, we'll need to know some details about what you’re searching for, and how you went about it.

If you have more time, read about how search works and how to use it. In the meantime, we hope some of these tips will help you.

Last updated:
26 October 2016