Library Search allows you to search across a range of resources. You can search for:
- All physical items held by the Library such as books, journals, databases, reports, films and more
- All eBooks, eJournals and databases licensed by the Library
- Individual articles within licensed databases and journals (using the Articles tab)
- Unique local resources from Warwick Research Publications, Warwick Digital Collections and the Modern Records Centre archives
How it works
Library Search utilises data from the Library catalogue and from a third party service called EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS).
EDS provides a central index of publication metadata covering the content within the databases and journals packages licensed by the Library. This facilitates discovery of articles, reports, book reviews and proceedings from within those packages.
DVDs / videos
EBSCO Discovery Service
Databases not indexed in Library Search
Although all databases are indexed in Library Search by name, the individual articles within databases may not be. The main databases that are not indexed at article level are:
- Columbia International Affairs Online
- Euromonitor Passport
- International Medieval Bibliography
- Lexis Library
- Library of Latin Texts
All of these databases can be found and accessed by searching in the Catalogue tab or Databases. Note that some of the content contained in these services will be discoverable in the Articles tab if it has been indexed in an abstracting service such as Scopus or Web of Science but it should not be considered comprehensive.
Things to remember
We advise you to tailor your choice of search tool to the situation. When researching essays and background reading, Library Search will provide a wide choice across most subjects. However if you are conducting an in-depth systematic review on a particular subject, Library Search may not contain all of the material you want. Therefore it is advisable to search other databases directly as well. It is particularly worth noting:
- If you require up to date “online first” articles it is best to access the journal directly and register for alerts. Online first material does not appear in Library Search until it is officially published.
- Due to the way that metadata is supplied and aggregated for Library Search, you may find that more advanced search functionality is available directly on individual database interfaces
- Classic Catalogue remains available alongside Library Search. Use Classic when you want to browse lists of resources by classmark, title, author, subject, and ISBN. Library Search does not have the functionality to provide these browse searches
We hope you will find the search options intuitive but if you want to know more about how to use the features please go to Library Search help or email library at warwick dot ac dot uk. Your feedback and comments are also welcome.