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The Novanet Discovery tab searches books and articles from Novanet Libraries plus a limited selection of databases and other sources. 

For a more refined, discipline-focused search, please consult the Research Guides link.

  • Your initial search results will include books, videos, articles and more. 
  • You can sort your search results by relevance, date-newest, popularity, author and title by choosing your preference in the sorted by: drop-down menu located at the top of your search results list.
  • To refine your search results, use the facets on the left side of the screen. To view all the results for articles, click on Articles under the Resource Type heading.
  • You can choose to Show only those articles that are from Peer Reviewed Journals.
  • Using More Options, you may include or exclude as many resource types as you wish.
  • You can also facet your results by Creation DateLanguageAuthor/Creator, and Subject.
  • Avoid using the options to limit by Library or Location when searching for articles as it excludes articles from your results.

  • To access the full text, click on View Online.
  • Click Full text available to view the article in a new browser window.
  • When off-campus you will need to login with your Mount credentials

Request full text articles via document delivery

  • If full text is not available please click the More Options tab to Request item via Document Delivery.
  • You will be required to log in to the Document Delivery Request Form with your Mount ID barcode (14 digits beginning with 2935900) and PIN (usually the last 4 digits of your phone number).


Exporting citations to RefWorks and additional options

Search tips

  • Novanet searches for all the words you type unless OR or NOT are specified between the words and phrases.
  • To search for a phrase, type quotation marks around the phrase.
  • Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT) must be typed in uppercase letters.
  • Wildcard characters are ? for a single character and * for unlimited characters.

See the Online Help file for more search techniques.

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