Tips for using the new sEURch

Tips gebruik nieuwe sEURch

Since Monday January 4, 2016, the University Library uses WorldCat Discovery from the supplier OCLC as her search engine sEURch. This means a new interface, but also the search options have been changed. 

In the new sEURch, you use one search to browse the library catalogue and the metadata of dozens of publishers, such as ProQuest, Elsevier, Springer and Wiley. However, it also allows you to search the catalogues of international libraries, including our own national catalogue, the NCC.

Tips for using the 'new' sEURch:

  1. sEURch recognizes the language setting of your browser. Not all terms are translated correctly into the different languages. We therefore advise you to use the English version.
  2. Different editions and formats of books are merged into one record in sEURch. By clicking the link Other Editons & Formatsyou see the list of all editions and formats. When you add the year of publication of the edition you are looking for to your search terms, you will find the requested version faster (for example: Case study research Yin 2014).
  3. Books in the EUR collection and articles we have access to, are given a higher relevancy ranking than books and articles we don’t have access to. You can change this by selecting Relevance only under Sort by. The default setting is Library and Relevance.
  4. You can request or reserve books from sEURch. You have to click the button Place Hold. This brings you directly to the lending system. There you have to login in with your borrower credentials.
  5. The button View Online in WorldCat Discovery brings you to the full-text of an article or the e-book, but it can also be a link to the table of contents of a book, background information about the author or a review. When you click the title of the article or the book, you can see more information about the links under the header Access Full Text Online. All links are shown there. This is also useful for articles: when the first link doesn’t work, you might find an additional link that gives access to the article.
  6. The export to RefWorks from My List isn’t working at this moment. Individual titles can be exported to RefWorks. When you use My List, you can use the option Cite with EndNote and import the RIS-file into RefWorks. Click here for additional information.

An manual on how to use sEURch is available here.