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LUBsearch & Electronic Resources: Content

Content in LUBsearch

In LUBsearch, you search information about large numbers of research publications. The content is much more extensive than in any specific separate database. The whole of LUBcat and all research in LUP is included in LUBsearch (through SwePub).

LUBsearch’s index comprises a large basic index together with around 100 partial databases. The information in the index consists of three types of metadata:


  1. Information from bibliographic databases with checked, independent information on research articles and books. Many licensed databases are included in LUBsearch’s index, e.g. Web of Science and Scopus.
  2. Information from publishers such as titles, volumes and issue numbers, often author abstracts and the subject words provided by the publisher, and in many cases the articles in full text. In cases where the full text is indexed, you can get results on the content of the articles even if Lund University does not have access to the journal or the relevant volume.
  3. Information from the library catalogue LUBcat which gathers the LU libraries’ main physical collections.


The publishers and suppliers who provide metadata for the index are listed here.

At the bottom of the left hand menu, you can see the content provider databases from which the results originated, and it is also possible to exclude some content providers or to search only in one (see images below). By choosing one single bibliographic database, such as MEDLINE, you can use the database-specific search syntax (see help texts in LUBsearch for more information).


Publisher facet in the left hand menu:



If you select Show more, you can choose amongst all the content providers in which the search gave results: