Answered By: Kathryn Hepburn
Last Updated: Nov 14, 2022     Views: 243

Scout searches lots of things: the Libraries' catalog, most of the full-text articles found in the library databases, and digitized materials from our special collections. Because of the way Scout works, when you do a basic search, you will get many results, and they will include lots of different kinds of things: books, journals, articles, images, and more. Some of the results will be physical items in the Libraries' collection, and others will be things you access online.

After conducting a search in Scout, you can use the limiters on the left side of the search results screen to narrow down your results. Some of the options include limiting your search to peer reviewed journals, items in the library collection, or items published in a certain date range. To see more limiters and filters, select the Show More link under Refine Results. Options to narrow by source type, subject, publication, and more are also on the left side of the search results screen.

 Screen grab of the limiters options from the Scout results page.

It's also possible to use limiters to refine your search from the Scout Advanced Search page. For more info on that, as well as using limiters after you search, check out the video below.


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