The way you search is a combination of a search method, the accompanying search techniques and the structure of your search.
Execution of your search:
In the special LibGuide search strategy you will find more information about search methods and search techniques.
You search strategy defines what you search, where you search and how you perform your search. In the course of your search process you take many decisions that affect the quality of search results and the time needed to get those results.
The main decisions in your search strategy relate to:
The special LibGuide search strategy (in Dutch) has more on building succesful search strategies.
OK, now for the real thing. Using subpages A through E, you will search for articles, books, reports, newspaper articles and statistics. Please scan the tips on search methods, search techniques and ways to get the actual documents/articles in the boxes on the right.
Many search engines save your searches during the browser session. You can use this information to:
Some search systems offer the option to combine search terms directly from the browser history. For instance by ticking previous searches and combine them with AND or OR.
If you want to keep your search history also after closing your browser session you should create an account in the search system. Google offers this option as well as most catalogues and databases provided by library.
In your search for scholarly literature you may sometimes find the UBU-link. This link provides information about the availability of the publication via the University Library, in digital as well as in paper format.
UBUlink, quickly to the publication
In the case of digital publications the UBU-link provides direct access. For print publications the UBU-link gives information about availability at Utrecht University Library. Sometimes the UBU-link is in the form of a yellow button, but it can also be a text link.