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Library Hub Guide

A guide to help you navigate the Library Hub.

Searching Everything

The New Look Library Hub

     The Single Search bar enables you to search across all University of Divinity library collections. This includes all of the Library Hub’s electronic resources as well as the print holdings of University of Divinity Libraries. All students, staff and other members of the University are entitled to access these resources and borrow from these libraries.

 

To start searching:

  • In the Single Search Bar, type in any combination of author, title, publisher, dates and subjects may be used as part of the search.
  • Use inverted commas if you want to search for a particular phrase, e.g. “Christian meditation”. Once you click search, be sure to use the filters on the left to refine your search!

Use filters to limit your search results

      Search filters or limiters are a powerful tool to help narrow down your search results meaning you do won't have to look through mountains of irrelevant records to find what you’re looking for. By using the filters on the left hand column of your search results, you can limit your search results to a single library, or expand it to include University of Divinity Libraries, Victorian Libraries, or Libraries Worldwide. This search functionality is based on WorldCat, the world’s most comprehensive library database, enabling users to identify resources held in library collections around the world.

Because of the extensive nature of the databases being searched some filters need to be applied so that the most relevant material for you research is being displayed.

For example, to restrict a search to include only resources in English, click the “English” link from the Language category box.

 

Logging into the Library Hub

Your Library Hub login allows you to remotely access electronic resources available on the Library Hub. The credentials you use will be the same as you use to log into Paradigm/ARK.


 

Searching for Books & eBooks

     By using the filters on the left you can limit your search results to a single library, or expand it to include University of Divinity Libraries, Victorian Libraries, or Libraries Worldwide.

  • Print Books: To limit your search to finding a print book, select the library/libraries you wish borrow from and select print book from the format list.

  • e-Books: To limit your search to finding e-books, select libraries worldwide and choose e-Books from the format list. By doing this, your search will include all open access e-books.

By default the service will search worldwide libraries, and as such will show some items that are not held by University of Divinity Libraries. These records will display the text at other libraries worldwide so that you can identify when they are not in a University of Divinity Library.


Beneath the title and summary, you will see the library, the shelving location, the call number and the availability.

Note: 

  • The latest edition of a title will be shown first. If that particular copy or edition is not available, be sure to check if there are more copies available. If it is available as an eBook, a large red button will appear below the title.

  • If an item says it is available at University of Divinity libraries but your library is not mentioned in the availability list, scroll down to other availability & holdings and click Other Libraries Worldwide. Find your library and click on view catalogue to view item.

  • If the particular item you are looking for is not held at your library, you can see if an alternative edition is held by scrolling down to the bottom of the page to explore different editions and formats.


 

This search functionality is based on WorldCat, the world’s most comprehensive library database, enabling users to identify resources held in library collections around the world.

Finding an article is similar to finding a book

  • In the Single Search bar, type in any combination of author, title, publisher, dates and subjects may be used as part of the search.
  • Use inverted commas if you want to search for a particular phrase, e.g. “Christian meditation”.
  • Under Format, select Article, Chapter. 

​​​​​​​Note: these steps will automatically search across all the databases available to the University of Divinity excluding ATLA (EBSCO Host). If you wish to search the ATLA Database, click the button at the bottom right of the screen. When beginning your research, it is worth searching through both the catalogue and the ATLA Database to find a broad range of resources for your study.


This button will open the Additional Databases banner shown bellow.

 

 

Discover Search Techniques

Discover how to use search techniques (e.g., keywords, Boolean operators, wildcards, etc.) to refine your search results even further in WorldCat.org.

   View Search Guidelines Online

For further information, watch this video: Search Techniques in WorldCat Discovery (7:35).

Provided by OCLC