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Article Search - what does it search?

Answered By: Geraldine O'Beirn
Last Updated: Jul 20, 2017     Views: 190

Article Search aims to search as many sources of information as possible.

*Please note Article Search does not search all subscribed QUB e-resources, some databases and indexes are excluded from the Article Search.

The core of Article Search is content supplied by primary publishers for searching. It includes journals, books, proceedings and more. The Publisher-Provided Searching Files include content provided, for example, by

  • Elsevier
  • Wiley
  • Springer
  • Taylor & Francis
  • Sage
  • Nature Publishing
  • IEEE
  • ACM
  • Oxford
  • Cambridge

and thousands of others.


Added to this is the content of EBSCO’s premier databases:

  • Academic Search Complete (title list available)
  • Business Source Complete (title list available).

Furthermore, over 300 Partner Databases give permission to include their metadata in Article Search. Examples include:

  • JSTOR
  • LexisNexis
  • HathiTrust
  • DOAJ
  • Emerald
  • Brill
  • BMJ

and many others

Finally, Article Search includes certain specialist Subject Indexes that we subscribe to, for example:

  • America: History & Life
  • Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
  • CINAHL
  • EconLit
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • MEDLINE

and more.


Access to the full text of content found through Article Search depends on Queen's University Belfast having a subscription to that title or a resource containing that title. A basic Article Search is limited to available full text items held by QUB subscriptions, unchecking the Limit to Full Text option on the left hand navigation will enable you to search more widely. 

Our LibGuides list the full range of databases that we have for each subject, regardless of whether or not they are included in Article Search.

If you would like subject specific help or more advice on literature searching please contact your Subject Librarian

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