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Discovery Search

Basic Search

The Basic Search screen lets you create a search with keywords searching within any fields including title, author and subject. It is particularly useful when you want to get an idea about the scale and the variety of resources available at LSBU in a particular topic using one or a few keywords. 

To run a basic search on Discovery:

  • Simply type your keywords in the box and click on the blue Search button.

Screenshot: Discovery basic search

After clicking on "search",   your  results will be displayed alongside with the limiters and filters.


The Basic Search is also a quick way of  looking for a specific book or a journal article when you already know the title. Simply type the title in the search box and search. However, if you want to be more precise with a particular item that you are after,  advanced search will be a better option. 

To Learn more about your search results jump to the Search Results section or move on to the next section to learn about how to run an advanced search.