How to search an article/eBook/chapter

Click on the "Search" tab on top menu bar. The system will show you the search page with three options. "Basic Search", "Advance Search" and "Expert Search"

Basic Search

  1. Click on the "Basic Search" option.


  2. Select the "Number of Records Per Page". Default is 100. You can change it accordingly.
  3. Enter search keyword to be searched in full text article/ eBook/ chapters.
  4. Click on the "Search" button.
  5. The system will search records and display on screen.


  6. You can further apply filter by clicking on "Filter by Journal", "Filter by Subject", "Filter by eBook", "Filter by Year" and "Filter by Type" on the right side of the screen. These all are optional.
  7. To export search result into CSV format, click on the checkbox of required article(s) or click on "Select All" tab. Then click on the "Export" tab. The system will start downloading CSV file.

Advance Search

  1. Click on the "Advance Search" option.



  2. Select the "Number of Records Per Page". Default is 100. You can change it accordingly.
  3. Enter search keyword to be searched.
  4. By default the keyword will be searched in "All Fields". However, the search can be more specific for (title, abstract, keyword, affiliation, author, ISSN, ISBN).
  5. You can limit keyword search by selecting "Subject", "Journals" and "eBooks". By default, keyword will be searched in all areas (subject, journal and eBooks).
  6. You can also apply "Date Range" filter to search in specific publication year.
  7. Click on the "Advance Search" button.
  8. The system will search records and display on screen.


  9. You can further apply filter by clicking on "Filter by Journal", "Filter by Subject", "Filter by eBook", "Filter by Year" and "Filter by Type" on the right side of the screen. These all are optional.
  10. To export search result into CSV format, click on the checkbox of the required article(s) or click on "Select All" tab. Then click on "Export" tab. The system will start downloading CSV file.

Expert Search

  1. Click on the "Expert Search" option.


  2. Select the "Number of Records Per Page". Default is 100. You can change it accordingly.
  3. Select "Boolean" search.

    Boolean Search

    A type of search allowing users to combine keywords with operators such as AND, NOT and OR to further produce more relevant results. For example, a Boolean search could be "hotel" AND "New York". This would limit the search results to only those documents containing the two keywords.

    Proximity Search

    Use proximity search to search for two or more words that occur within a specified number of words of each other in the databases. Proximity searching is used with a keyword or Boolean search. The proximity operators are usually composed of a letter (N or W) and a number (to specify the number of words).

  4. By default the keyword will be searched in "All Fields". However the search can be more specific for (title, abstract, keyword, affiliation, author, ISSN, ISBN). In the text field enter the keyword to be searched. Then select "AND" or "OR" operator. Similarly, you can add multiple filters with a combination of multiple keywords.
  5. Click on the "Expert Search" button.
  6. The System will search records and display on screen.


  7. You can further apply filter by clicking on "Filter by Journal", "Filter by Subject", "Filter by eBook", "Filter by Year" and "Filter by Type" on the right side of the screen. These all are optional.
  8. To export search results into CSV format, click on the checkbox of the required article(s) or click on "Select All" tab. Then click on the "Export" tab. The system will start downloading CSV file.