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SLUth - Search Plus

What it is, what it contains, and how to use it.

About SLUth - Search Plus

SLUth - Search Plus begins with a single search box on the SLU Libraries homepage.

It looks like this, with the "Search" tab selected:

From this single search box, you can use SLUth - Search Plus to search across a large selection of library resources, including journal, magazine, and newspaper articles indexed in databases; and journal titles, books, ebooks, dvds, and government documents that are shown in the SLU Library Catalog.

SLUth - Search Plus can help you

  • search books and articles from many databases along with the contents of the SLU Library Catalog to locate materials on your topic
  • show you which database may be the best database to search for your topic
  • find resources on a topic in many different subject areas

SLUth - Search Plus Use Tips

Use quotes when searching a phrase.

Limit to "Scholarly/Peer Reviewed" or "Catalog Only" as desired.

Refine or limit your search using "facets" (date, source type, subject, author, language, geography, database, etc.) in left-hand column.

Notice the database with the most "hits" for your topic and search it in its native interface.

Major databases not available in SLUth include:

  • ABI/INFORM (business)
  • Biological Abstracts (biology)
  • PsycINFO (psychology)
  • Sociological Abstracts

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