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Discovery frequently asked questions

What is an OpenAthens account?

What is my OpenAthens login?

What is the URL for Discovery?

Can I log in to resources directly? 

Is there an advanced search option in Discovery?

What is VetMed Resource?

Where can I find a list of journals available through Discovery?

Can I still use the saved searches and alerts that I have set up?

How do I use the enhanced features on Discovery to organise my work?

Literature searching workshop

 

What is an OpenAthens Account?

An OpenAthens account allows library users to read and access all of these resources from many different providers using the same username and password.

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What is my OpenAthens login?

Your OpenAthens username is your email address. You will need to create your password when you activate your account. If you have forgotten your password, please reset it here.

New library members will receive an email containing a link to activate their OpenAthens account and create a secure and memorable password. If you are a current library member and have not got an OpenAthens account, please contact library@rcvsknowledge.org

 

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What is the URL for Discovery?

You can bookmark this URL to Discovery http://knowledge.rcvs.org.uk/discovery/ and access it with your OpenAthens login.

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Can I log in to resources directly?

You can use your OpenAthens login to access subscribed content directly from the publishers:

and also to access the following journals directly from the publishers:

If you experience difficulty in accessing full-text articles via Discovery please try to access them directly from the publisher site with the links shown above. If you still have problems, please contact us at library@rcvsknowledge.org or on 020 7202 0752.

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Is there an advanced search option in Discovery?

Yes, this is available from the Discovery homepage – click on the Advanced search link under the search box. Advanced search allows you to combine search terms or search statements using Boolean operators, and to select search limits.

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What is VetMed Resource?

For in-depth research use VetMed Resource

  • it is located in the Discovery homepage, and
  • it is located in the Discovery Advanced search page       

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Where can I find a list of journals available through Discovery?

  • click on the Browse Journals option at the top of the screen. Here, you can search for a journal title or browse through the list of Popular Journals
  • or you can click on A-Z Journal List on the Discovery homepage

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Can I still use the saved searches and alerts that I have set up?

Saved searches and alerts that you have in AVMA or Wiley personal accounts can still be used in exactly the same way. Remember you will need to login with your OpenAthens account to gain full text access

If you have saved searches or alerts in your existing Science Direct user account you will need to either

  • register with Science Direct for a new account and recreate your alerts and searches in that or
  • contact us so that we can connect your OpenAthens account to your existing Science Direct account

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How do I use the enhanced features on Discovery to organise my work?

Discovery allows you to create folders, save searches, and set up search alerts. Information on how to use these enhanced features are available from EBSCO Support service.

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Literature searching workshop

We offer workshops on a one-to-one basis to show you how to use our range of electronic resources, searching techniques and how to construct searching strategies.

We can arrange to deliver the workshop online if you can't come into the library.

We can also deliver a webinar if there is a group from your practice interested in learning how to search better.

Please contact us at library@rcvsknowledge.org if you are interested.

 

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