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NEW 243: Interdisciplinary Sciences


Scout is UA Libraries' main search tool. You can imagine it sitting on top of all the libraries resources, and reaching into them to pull out search results. This is incredibly useful, but since we have millions of items in our collections, it can also get pretty overwhelming! Scout is a great starting point for your research, but don't stop there--subject databases will help you find different, and often more specialized, sources.

Sending a Link From Scout

To save a link to a Scout record for yourself, or to share with someone else, be sure to use the permalink option on the lower right side of the record. Copy and paste the permalink that appears above the item title. This will create a stable link back to the record that will prompt an off-campus user to log in.

You can also use the email option to send yourself an email with a link back to the record.

A screenshot of a Scout record with the permalink option highlighted.

Library Databases

Wait, what's a "database," anyway?

  • A specialized collection of information;

  • Organized by topic, subject, or discipline,

  • and/or item type.

UA Libraries subscribes to hundreds of databases, which provide access to a wealth of resources not available on the open web. Use the recommendations below to find scientific literature on your topic.

Scientific Literature

Sending a Link From Web of Science

To send a link to a resource from Web of Science, click Export in the gray menu bar and select Email from the drop down menu.

Screenshot of a Web of Science record showing the Export menu with the email option selected

In the window that pops up, select Full Record from the drop-down menu under "Record Content."

A screenshot of the email window in Web of Science, showing the "Record Content" menu with "Full Record" selected.

Enter your recipients' emails, separated by commas, in the email field. 

If you are sending the article to someone other than yourself, put your name and any other relevant information in the notes field.

A screenshot of the email window in Web of Science, with the placeholder emails "" and "" filled in the "to" field, and "Your name" written in the Notes field.

Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Literature

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