Truncation: A symbol at the end of a word to retrieve all variations. For example
diet* searches for diet, diets, dietary and dietitian.
The most commonly used truncation symbol is * (asterisk).
Phrase searching: When a phrase is enclosed by double quotation marks, the exact phrase is searched e.g.
project integration management
Proximity searching: Allows you to specify where your search terms will appear in relation to each other. The closer your search terms appear to each other, the closer the relationship of those terms.
The proximity command varies with each database, examples include:
pain w/10 morphinewill search for the words pain and morphine within "10" words of each other
project N/5 successwill search for the words project and success within "5" words of each other
tax near reformwill search for the words tax and reform close to each other - usually within the same sentence
animal adj5 behaviourwill search for the words animal and behaviour within "5" words of each other
Access to electronic resources, such as databases, electronic journals and electronic books subscribed to by the University of Wollongong is restricted to use by Wollongong students and staff.
Most databases rely on IP authentication to limit access to subscribers only. IP ranges for computers on University campuses are registered with electronic resources vendors. Authorisation for remote users is achieved using software called EZproxy. This software serves as an on-campus intermediary and provides a valid IP address. EZproxy authenticates users as Wollongong University students, or staff by requiring that they login.
The Library believes that providing resources in electronic format rather than print should not have an impact on student Internet quota. Traffic going through EZproxy has been excluded from the quota. This is the main reason for linking all users through EZproxy rather than just those who are off campus.
Libguides, including the Library database pages are not located on campus and are not quota free but they are not internet intensive pages and will not greatly impact quotas. The links beyond them to subscribed resources are quota free.
We suggest the following settings for accessing journals and eBooks in our databases:
If you are still having access problems, try turning off any ad-blocking add-ons or whitelisting the site.
You will need additional login details to access the following resources:
Use RSS feeds to quickly review the latest published articles in your field of research.
Functionality to set up email alerts and RSS feeds is available in most scholarly databases.