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DiscoverUR Search Tips (River Campus Libraries)

Guide to DiscoverUR organization and features.

What is discovery?

See all DiscoverUR help videos on our DiscoverUR YouTube Playlist.

Benefits of logging into DiscoverUR

Getting Started

DiscoverUR searches all library resources at once. This is a powerful, fast research tool that will help you discover a trove of useful resources across all University of Rochester Libraries. 


  • Contact your Subject Librarian if you want expert guidance on finding information about your topic.
  • When off-campus, log in with your Active Directory username & password by clicking on My Account in the top bar.


From the River Campus Libraries home page, the drop down menu offers a number of search options:

  • Articles, Books & More allows you to see all the resources that match your search terms
  • Library Catalog offers a pre-filtered search for items in the library catalog (no articles)
  • Journals search allows you to find library subscribed journals, check Journals Search to learn more
  • The Databases option will search our collection of Databases
  • Videos & More offers a pre-filtered search optimized for media resources
  • Library Website will search for keywords on library web pages

Or use Advanced Search to perform a search using boolean.

Results Page Organization

DiscoverUR's main search page offers you many options to narrow or expand your search, or explore additional content. See below for more information on how the page is organized.