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2023 What is Library Search?



Library Search is the University of Worcester’s search engine for our collections and subscriptions. You will find Library Search in the centre of the Library Services home page.

Library Search includes books, ebooks, book chapters, journals and journal articles, and magazine and newspaper articles. After your module resource list, Library Search is a great starting point for discovering your own reading materials.

Understanding how Library Search works is important for creating an effective search and finding relevant sources.

Most of our resources can be searched simultaneously using the General tab although there are some exceptions. You should refer to your Subject Guide for recommended resources, databases and websites from your Academic Liaison Librarians, as these guides will include links to relevant resources which you won’t find through Library Search.


What's in Library Search?


Academic Search Complete

Business Source Complete

Cambridge Companions to Literature and Classics

Cambridge University Press


Drama Online

Emerald Management

International Bibliography of Theatre and Dance



Project Muse Humanities

ProQuest Central

ProQuest Newsstreams



Sage Journals



Taylor & Francis


Web of Science


Box of Broadcasts

British Education Index

British National Formulary

British Newspapers 1600-1950

Cochrane Library

Digital Theatre+



Hein Online

Historical Texts

House of Commons Parliamentary Papers

Lexis Library

Martindale Complete Drug Reference




What does each tab do?

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Search across our book, ebook, and article collections using keywords for your research topic or assignment. You can apply filters within Library Search, including type of content, discipline and publication date.


Search for articles from thousands of academic journals using keywords and phrases relevant to your research or assignment topic.

Books and Media

Search the library catalogue for books and other materials held in The Hive and Worcestershire Libraries. Once in the library catalogue you will be able to log in to your library account, renew and reserve library items, and make inter-library requests.


Search across our ebook collections, including titles from VLEbooks and ProQuest Ebook Central.

Journals A-Z

Explore journal titles in Browzine, a more visual way to explore journals in your subject area or discipline. Here you can find out where you can access a journal and the publication years covered. You can create your own collection or bookshelf of journals in Browzine, and receive email alerts when new issues are published. Set up your personal account to get started. A Browzine app for smartphones and tablets is also available.

Databases A-Z

Find specific research databases or collections using Databases A-Z. Just ask your Academic Liaison Librarians for recommended resources for your subject – see your subject guide for more details.



Advanced search

Underneath the search box an Advanced Search link is available, in which you can build up your search and apply filters before viewing the results.



Access our subscriptions from Google Scholar, Wikipedia and anywhere online

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Add LibKey Nomad to your browser for one-click, easy access to journal articles wherever you are on the Web. Chrome, Edge, Safari and Firefox browsers all included. The LibKey Nomad extension checks a website for any journal articles and give one-click access to the University of Worcester’s subscriptions. This video on YouTube tells you more.