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Surgery: Discovery & Search

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Subject Related Databases

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(search via course code e.g. INL 113)


Lookup a journal article by DOI or PMID

Discovery Overview

A Discovery Service provides a single, unified search box for searching the holdings of the University of Pretoria Libraries, including books, journals, scholarly articles and much more.  Features of the service include:

  • Single, simple entry point for searching many databases at once
  • Immediate search results
  • Indexing for thousands of journals from publishers such as Sage, Elsevier, Wiley, Taylor & Francis, and Cambridge
  • Complete library catalog with real-time availability checks
  • Ability to limit searches by date, source type, subject, content provider, full text availability and more
  • User-friendly interface

At the University of Pretoria Libraries, we use WorldCat Discovery as our Discovery Service.