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Improved Search Functionality for LibrarySearch


One-click access to the content you need

We are always looking to provide our users with new and useful options when searching. That’s why we have recently added additional search functionality to the LibrarySearch landing page, allowing you to find a journal article by DOI or PMID in seconds. 


DOI, or Digital Object Identifier, is a string of numbers, letters and symbols used to permanently identify an article or document and link to it on the web.  A PMID, also known as the PubMed reference number, is a number assigned by the NIH National Library of Medicine to papers indexed in PubMed. PubMed Central is an archive of full-text journal articles.  

This new functionality will enable you to search all available content from our Library collections as well as over 26 million open access titles, gaining fast, one-click direct access to the full text PDF and HTML articles. 

Where can I find a DOI/PMID?

The DOI or PMID of a journal article can usually be found on the record page, or on the publisher website details.

 The updated interface

 Once you have your DOI or PMID, simply type in into the new search box to check its availability.

LibrarySearch - find journal button

If successful, the options to view your article can include:

  • PDFs (where applicable).
  • Article link to publisher website.
  • Options to see the rest of issues/volume of relevant journal.

LibKey view article popup box  

  If you have any further questions, please contact the Library via ASSIST

For more information please contact the Corporate Communications Team.

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