The SISSA Discovery Service provides SISSA users with a single tool (selecting on the main web page the Keyword or Title or Author) for searching quality and relevant resources of different kind, such as books, journal articles, ebooks, magazines, multimedia, theses and many more. The search is not limited to the internal SISSA collection, but it's extended to external databases. The SISSA Discovery Service offers a quick way to get to books, CDs, DVDs, articles, journals, and website information. This “quick search” searches our library catalog and several databases of article content from many scholarly journals, popular magazines, and other periodical publications (though it is not exhaustive).
The search is not limited to the internal SISSA collection, but it’s extended to external sources.
For example, among the sources that SISSA Discovery Service is searching there are academic journals subscribed by SISSA Library, SISSA catalog, IRIS-SISSA Digital Library, conference materials, databases acquired or or to be licensed by SISSA (e.g. MathSciNet, Scopus, WoS, journals), ArXiv, Medline, Full Text Open Access Journals and other academic sources.
Your results are ranked by relevancy, but there are several options to refine and sort results by year, format, library location (for print items), subject disciplines or tags, and language. You can even limit your search to scholarly or electronic full text items (Available Full Text) or to internal sources of the SISSA selecting on the main page "SISSA Repositories" (IRIS-SISSA Digital Library and SISSA Preprint Archive) or "SISSA Catalog Only" or "Date Published" or by "Collection" or limit to the year of publication.. Some articles are also provided with PlumX Metrics (usage, citation, mentions, captures, social media).
If the article appears on the “Search Results” page, you can obtain its bibliographic reference by clicking on its title.
You might also be able to:
- download the article,
- check if the journal is in our printed collection,
- automatically insert its bibliographic references into the Document delivery request form by selecting “NOT in SISSA collection - ask for articles/books” instead of typing them by hand in the Document Delivery (DD) request form.
Example - how to find online full text items
1) Click on SISSA Discovery Service and then you can search by: title, author or keyword. In the second web page you can do advanced search syntax for precise searching. It is possible to combine the keywords using boolean operators for a more refined search;
2) then select the option "Available Full Text" to limit your search to online full text items;
3) on the “Search Results” page, below the title of the item, you can find & select its link. Please note: this link could have different titles, for example:“Online Access”, “Find full text on another site”, “Full Text Finder” and so on.