Help and Frequently Asked Questions about PEAK DIGITAL at Penrose Library

How do I browse?
You can browse the repository’s communities and collections by selecting the “Browse” tab on the top of the page. Select the community and the collection that you want to browse.

How do I search?
To search PEAK Digital, use either the Quick Search box on the Home Page or the Advanced Search link. Searches are not case sensitive.

How do I search within the Advanced Search option?
The Advanced Search allows you to search specific fields (i.e. Title or Author Name). It supports phrase searching, truncations, and Boolean operators, just like the Quick Search option.

Can I save searches?
You can bookmark the link of any search you run, so that you can easily run it again. Equally, you can subscribe to the RSS feed for the search.

Can I search on phrases?
Yes, you can. Just enclose the phrase you are looking for in double quotes, e.g. "rarefied gas dynamics".

What punctuation do I use?
Multiple terms can be combined together with Boolean operators to form a more complex query.

Can I stem search, or use wildcards?
Our search tool supports single and multiple character wildcard searches within single terms (though not within phrase queries).

How do I cite an item from PEAK Digital?
Works in the repository, whether they are communities, collections or individual item records, all have permanent, unique identifiers called handles. The handle is listed in every metadata record and follows the standard format http://hdl.handle.net/10176/###. The # stands for the work's unique identifier within the repository. The handle is a permanent and unique link for that resources and can be accessed from anywhere in the world. Use the handle for citations.