Module 3 - How to find the required information

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1.5 View search results

After launching the search query, a full list of search results is given. By default these are displayed by relevance, but you could also select a chronological order at the top.

The results are always accompanied by some bibliographic data, like title, author(s) and abstract. A few other things can also be noticed:

  • the indication of the type (here: Journal Article);
  • the availability of the result (here: Full Text Online);
  • the number of times the result has been cited (here: 81 times in Web of Science and 9 times in Scopus);
  • some altmetrics (alternative metrics that give you an insight into, for example, the number of mentions on Twitter or Facebook, the number of citations in Wikipedia or in policy documents, the number of times a publication was added to an online reference manager such as Mendeley, etc.) 


When you click on the link "More info", you get a detailed data sheet of that particular record.

Optionally, the bibliographic reference can be saved in a folder, sent by email or exported to a personal document. If the record is full text available, you also get the option "Read Online".

In the search results, the entered search terms are displayed in bold.

The UHasselt Discovery Service is sometimes providing users with usage-based scholarly article recommendations. It displays the below Related Articles link in a record when recommendations are available:


After clicking on Related Articles, the display of the link changes to a dark background color (see item record in screenshot below) and the recommendation(s) display in the right-hand column of the results page:


Note that related articles are based on usage and relevance, therefore some but not all items in a search results set will typically have recommendations. 

Also important: this service is not linked to our library’s holdings: it recommends valuable related articles without regard to whether these articles are in the library’s holdings. Recommended articles link out to our library’s link resolver which then determines if and where an article might be available. If a recommended article is not available in the library’s collection, then the link resolver’s “no holdings found” page will display and can provide you with alternative options for retrieving the article (such as via interlibrary loan request).