About SuperSearch

SuperSearch provides a single search across the Library collection including journal and newspaper articles; books; book chapters; book reviews; dissertations and electronic resources such as websites and free online journals — delivering a direct link to a range of full-text articles and resources to give you breadth of information.

For Law resources, use subject-specific databases.

Search result records can be saved, and then emailed/exported to EndNote, or printed. To save, mouse-over the top right-hand corner of each record in the result list, to display preview this item or save this item. Click the save option. The saved items folder displays at the bottom of your screen. From here you can print or email your selected records. For EndNote, select Search Results Format, then click EndNote. Select Open to import the records directly into your EndNote library, or Save to save the .ris file for importing later.

Search tips

Capitalise the Boolean operators AND, OR, NO

SuperSearch requires capitalised Boolean operators and, or, and not. For example, government AND politics.

You can also use other search operators such as:

  • Phrase: use " " (for example "economic development")
  • Truncation/word stemming: use (*) and quotes (for example "australia*". This example would include the keywords australia, australia's, australian).

Scholarship filter

Allows limiting of search results to scholarly publications (for example peer-reviewed articles).

Results refinement

Navigate and narrow search results using multiple methods and criteria (for example by format, age and language).

Advanced search

Use advanced syntax for searches like:
("econom*" AND "statis*") OR "applied mathematics"
NOTE: SuperSearch uses hidden indexes, so the displayed results may not show all your search terms.

For further information visit an Information Desk in any Library branch or email Library Information.