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Working Remotely: Search Hints and Tips

Need access to online materials? Let us help streamline your search process with a few easy hints and tips.

In discoverE

  • In your discoverE search results, under “Show only” on the left, select “Full Access Online” to limit the results to online items only, which includes e-books, eJournals, streaming audio and video.

  • Use discoverE’s “Combined” tab for a broad set of search results that includes everything in the Catalog tab but adding millions of journal articles, more e-books, and other e-resources. You can also limit these search results to “Full Access Online” and the “Collection” facet on the left lists the databases searched. Use Databases @ Emory for comprehensive searches in individual databases.

  • Really need electronic access to an article, book chapter or other resource, but discoverE says “No Online Access?” Sign-in to discoverE at the top right, open the item, go to the Locate/Request Item tab, and click on the “Look for Open Access version” link if available. This will search for a free version online.

  • If no online access is available, Emory users can sign-in to discoverE and submit a request for the physical item on the item record screen. Library staff will first make a concerted effort to identify an online version for you. 

Browser extensions for quicker searches

  • Want an easy way to find and access our electronic materials from off-campus? Our bookmarklets (LibKey Nomad and Emory Proxy Resolver) help you authenticate with Emory resources quickly.

  • If you search Google Scholar, navigate to Settings/Library Links and enable Findit @ Emory. If you have access through Emory, you can quickly get to links. 

  • Unpaywall provides a browser plug-in that can help you get to open access content when searching external databases like PubMed.