Anyone can Browse or Search CentAUR. Select Browse to view the outputs in CentAUR by year, author, and division (Faculty, School, Department). Use Simple search for quick author, title, or keyword searches. Simple search is useful for searching for topics. The Advanced search is appropriate for specific or complex searches.
Logged in University of Reading users can save searches to be re-run later, shared, or set as email alerts to learn about the latest items added to CentAUR. You can also create and share lists of items.
The advanced search option is the best way to conduct specific or complex searches.
Saved searches allow you to re-run searches at a later date. Saving your searches is an easy way of keeping up to date with new additions to CentAUR that fit your search criteria.
Creating a Saved Search
It is not possible to modify a saved search, with the exception of making changes to the timing of the email alert (if you have set one up). You will need to create a new search instead.
Deleting Your Saved Search
Lists are perfect for setting up a publications list for a small project or for collecting together a group of specific publications - either for sharing or for your own use. Lists in CentAUR have the following features:
To Create and Edit a List
You will need to create a list before attempting to save to one
To Add to An Existing List
To View Your List and to Find it's URL
You cannot add to or edit a list created by someone else.
Alerts are an easy way of keeping track of what is new in CentAUR. They can be used in a number of different ways. You can set up alerts to be notified about new items deposited for a particular School or Department, and staff may find it useful to have an alert for their own work so that they are notified when their newly added outputs are made live in CentAUR. These will include items added by themselves or by co-authors or Research Engagement staff.
Creating an Alert
Changing an Alert
It is not possible to modify the search itself.
Creating an Alert for Your Publications
Creating an Alert for Your School or Department
You can export items from the repository into a variety of formats to create bibliographies, provide lists in emails and text documents, and save to reference management software.
Exporting to EndNote
Exporting to HTML Citation (For a Quick List or Bibliography)
NB: CentAUR's output citation style is fixed. If you wish to produce a bibliography with a different citation style, use the EndNote export option. EndNote offers many citation styles.