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What is Discovery?

Discovery is the RRU Library’s central search box. Discovery enables you to search for, identify and access the Library’s password protected print and electronic books, scholarly and ‘popular’ articles, newspapers, theses, audio-visual material and more.

You can limit your search results to specific document types such as books or peer-reviewed articles, you can filter by date of publication, you can narrow by suggested subject terms, and more. You can also print or email yourself the citations and articles you select.

Discovery is a good starting point to find material for your research topic. Search Discovery from the Library website, from the student portal or from your smartphone.

What am I searching when I search Discovery?

Discovery includes citations and full text articles of approximately 80% of the electronic journals, magazines, books and audio-visual material to which the RRU Library subscribes. It also includes citations for the RRU Library’s physical book collection and literature in DSpace.

What am I NOT searching when I search Discovery?

If you are looking for statistics or financial information, search a content-specific tool. To identify the best tool(s) for your needs, consult some of our research guides, accessible from the ‘Guides for’ block on the Library homepage.

A single search

Discovery provides a Google-like search experience - use one searchbox to discover credible and reliable library content.

Mobile friendly

Compatible with major mobile devices, such as iPhone, Android and Blackberry.

Relevant results

Delivers search results in a relevancy-ranked list so that the most relevant results appear at the top of the list.

Results refinement

Easily navigate and narrow search result sets by document type, age, subject focus and more.

Full-text filter

Results sets can be limited to items immediately available online, in full text.

Scholarship filter

Limit results to "scholarly" publications including peer-reviewed material.