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If you want more control of your search than the single box, click the link for Advanced Search.

Clicking the link for Advanced Search gives you multiple search boxes to create more specific searches.

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Rather than sort through a million records, you can refine your results by focusing on scholarly journals or specifying the timeframe in which the results were published.

screenshot of Discover left-hand limiter, with Full Text Digital, Scholarly Peer Reviewed, and Five Colleges Catalog checkboxes
As you scroll through your results, you'll notice multiple ways of filtering by type of source. For example, you might want to start by looking at books on your topic (one advantage of searching for books in Discover is that it sorts results by relevance, not by date published, as is the case in the Five Colleges catalog). This can be done in the Source Types menu.

screenshot of Discover source types limiter, with Academic Journals, Books, Magazines, and other checkboxes

The Databases menu can help you identify subject-specific databases on your topic and can show you only the results from that database.

screenshot of Discover databases limiter, with All Providers, PsycINFO, and other databases listed as checkboxes

Questions? Stop by the reference desk to ask a librarian, or look for the chat widget on the right in Discover. If you have any feedback on this resource, we'd love to hear it; you can chat with us, or use the feedback form on our Hours & Contact page.