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SLUth - Search Plus

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

What resources does SLUth - Search Plus include?

SLUth - Search Plus retrieves items from the SLU Libraries Catalog and the Saint Louis University Libraries Digital Collection, along with results from a number of popular databases such as Academic Search Complete, Business Source Premier, JSTOR, Scopus, Web of Science, and Nexis Uni.  All of these are searched simultaneously. 


This guide was originally created by Georgia Baugh, Electronic Resources Research Librarian, 2012.

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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