Discovery is a search engine that provides a single starting point to find and access the majority of the University Libraries' resources — including books, eBooks, scholarly journals articles, newspaper articles, videos and more. Enter your keywords into the search box to begin finding resources. Use the options on the left sidebar to refine your search.
The Library Catalogue is the main inventory of books, print journal titles and other documents held in the Library. Discovery is a search engine that searches all of the records in the Library Catalogue as well as articles from our e-journals and databases and items from our digital collections. Discovery excels at finding a multitude of resources on a topic when you search using keywords, like Google.
You should not use Discovery in the following circumstances: •when you are searching for historical newspaper articles; •when you are looking for country, company and industry reports, typically found in business databases; •when you are looking for legal research, specifically legal journal articles, case reports and legislation.
If you are not finding what you are looking for in Discovery, you may need to search one of the discipline-specific databases to identify relevant resources. See the Subject LibGuide tab on the Library Homepage for more information on the range of tools available for your particular needs. If you are unable to locate relevant resources, or would just like some assistance in searching, visit the Learning Hub in the Library, ask at the iZone for a Librarian to provide help or book a tutorial with one of your Librarians.
If you are off campus, make sure you have authenticated by clicking on the bar that says “Off Campus? Log in to access full text and more content” at the top of the Discovery result screen. If you have clicked on a result in Discovery that took you to one of our articles but access is unavailable, look for the link Report a problem or ask a Librarian for more help.
There are two options for limiting to books only. To limit the search results to books choose the Content Type option Book / eBook. To further limit to hard-copy books, simply select the option Library Catalogue on the left hand side of the screen under Refine your search. Limiting this way will exclude electronic material including eBooks from your results.
Any saved items will be available for 20 minutes or until you close your browser. If you would like to save your items beyond the session, you can copy/paste, email, print, or export your list to bibliographic management software (RefWorks).
Items saved in your folder can be formatted in the following styles: MLA (Modern Languages Association) APA (American Psychological Association) Harvard (please note, this is NOT currently the Teesside University version of Harvard) - You can copy the formatted citations and paste them into your document, e-mail or save them.
Based on keywords you have entered in the search box, Discovery may recommend specialized databases in which you can find more information on your subject area. Visit these resources by clicking on the database name at the top of the page when available, or explore additional resources by visiting LibGuides created for your subject area.
Click the folder icon next to the title of the search result you want to save. The record will be added to your Saved Items folder at the top of the screen. Click on this folder to view and email citations.