Search and Find

  • How can I search in Investigo?
  • There are three ways to search for contents in the repository: "search Investigo", "browse" and "discover". The "search Investigo" option is located in the top right hand side of the screen, while the other two options are arranged at the left of the screen.

  • How does the "search Investigo" option works?
  • Simply type the word or words you want to find in the search box and then click on the "go" button. In a few seconds the results will be shown at the centre of the screen. This option functions in a similar way to Google’s simple search, so it also possible to use operators to search, such as asterisks or Boolean operators, etc.

    In addition to the results, the centre of the screen offers the possibility of using filters to refine the initial search: title filters, author, UNESCO subject, research group, type of content and journal title. The filter "journal title" is only applicable to the articles, but not to the rest of contents in Investigo.

    This search option also allows to choosing the search ordering options: number of results displayed per page, ordering criteria and presentation in ascending or descending order of the results.

  • What is browse?
  • It consists in searching by means of alphabetic lists of words (indexes) which are contained within some of the metadata that describe the repository contents. There are six indexes: authors, titles, UNESCO subjects, research groups, types of content and journal titles. Once the index that is to be searched is chosen, it is possible to proceed in two ways:

    • Writing in the text box the word (or its first letters) we want to find and, next, clicking on the "go" button;
    • Using the alphabetic links to skip to the section of the index that contains all the words that start with the letter that has been clicked. For example, to see the authors whose surname start with "m", it is necessary to click on the "M" link.

  • What is the purpose of a grey button with the name "Authors UVigo" which appears on the right side in the authors’ index?
  • Upon clicking on this button the index turns into an index of the authors who are from the University of Vigo, excluding those linked to other institutions that, because of being co-authors of the works, are also referenced in Investigo. When this button is clicked it is replaced by a similar one in which we can read "Authors" that, upon clicking on it again, allows to return to the index initial state, in which all the authors of the works are listed independently from the institution they are from. However, in the general authors’ index those from the University of Vigo are identified by the initials "UV" written in superscript. I.e. Pérez Martínez, J.UV.

  • What is discover?
  • A search complement which is very useful when there is an elevated number of items obtained as a result. From this initial search, discover proposes different criteria or "facets" (year of publication, author, UNESCO subject, type of document) which can be used to restrict o specify the scope of the search. As the facets are clicked, the menu suggests new facets depending of the results obtained.

    The faceted navigation helps in discovering the contents of the repository to the extent that, from the results of the initial search, it suggests search solutions not initially foreseen by the user.

  • What are the UNESCO subjects?
  • These are the terms under the UNESCO nomenclature for fields of science and technology developed by UNESCO for classification of scientific research publications. It is used in Spain since 1983 by the Ministry responsible of the research for the management of research projects and doctoral dissertations. It is made up of fields, disciplines and sub-disciplines that are preceded by numerical codes of two, four or six digits respectively.

    • The fields (two digits) are the most general categories. Each of them comprises, in turn, several disciplines, with differences between them, but with shared characteristics. Example: 22 Physics.
    • The disciplines (four digits) are grouped on sets of specialities. Example: 2206 Molecular Physics.
    • Sub-disciplines (six digits) represent the activities performed under a discipline. Example: 2206.10 Polymers.

    It is important to remark that when research staff deposits a piece of work in Investigo, it can be tagged under up to three different UNESCO subjects.

  • How is the "UNESCO subject index" used?
  • This index allows for a hierarchical search due to the expansion and contraction of the fields, disciplines and sub-disciplines that conforms the UNESCO nomenclature. To show or expand a subject place the cursor in the icon [+] and click with the left button of the mouse. To collapse it, click on the [-] icon.

    All of the subjects are presented on the index as hyperlinks which when clicked on will lead to the items which have been classified under those subjects. However, there are cases in which a subject does not have any item associated with it due to the fact that it has not been used by researchers to classify a piece of work.

  • What is under the "Type of content" index?
  • It is an index that details the types of documents collected in Investigo: journal articles, chapters or parts of books, books, documents from congresses, doctoral dissertations… The names of these types of documents appear in its English form due to requirements of the OpenAIRE guidelines.

  • How are the results of a search displayed?
  • When searching the results are displayed in the central part of the screen in a rough display format made up of: title, author(s), type of content and one last piece of information which depends on the type of content it is about. If it is books this last piece of information is the publisher; in the theses it is the name of the department or the doctoral programme; in the articles it is the journal where have been published; and in the documents from congresses and scientific meetings, the name of the congress. There is a particular case which is that regarding the chapters or parts from books in which that last piece of information is the bibliographic reference of the book of which they are a part.

    In this rough display format, when clicking on the hyperlinked title it is presented the format or single record of the item in which it is already shown, in its case, the link to the complete text. A third display format, the complete record, allows access to the whole metadata of the item.