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What am I searching when I use ‘Library Search’?

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The search scope defines where the system should perform the search. A default search scope (tab) is set to search ‘everything’.  However, you can change the scope of your search by selecting a search scope from the drop-down list.

•    Library Search is a gateway which allows you to search across a wide range of resources and discover items held in our print and online library collections.  These collections include print and online books, print and online journals.  It also includes the contents of the University Repositories, which contain research outputs, exam papers and Doctoral theses.
•    Articles is a gateway which allows you to search across an immense range of resources.  In addition to the resources subscribed to by Bangor University, this search covers a vast range of full-text material available in the wider academic community.   If you want to expand your search to include results that do not contain full text, use the ‘Expand my Results’ option on the left side of the screen.


•    EBSCO Platform  (included within Article Search)
When you run a search in Articles, your results will include articles from the Ebsco Platform.  However, the Ebsco results will not feature in the number of hits shown in brackets.  


It is not currently possible to refine the search results for Ebsco content via Articles.  In order to run searches that can be refined, you will need to either search the full EBSCO Platform or search the specific database (all of which are listed in Bangor Search:

CINAHL (full-text)
ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials (full-text)
Religion and Philosophy Collection (full-text)
Philosophers Index
Historical Abstracts
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
European Views of the Americas
eBook Collection (full-text)
Teacher Reference Center
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature



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