Searching Knovel: By topic

 

In this walk-through, you will:

  • search for a topic in Knovel
  • work with results to find keywords
  • use results to find additional sources


 

Step 1: Go to Knovel

Go to Knovel.

If necessary, login with your UMN credentials.


Tip: You are not required to create an account with Knovel



 

Step 2: Search for your topic

In the Search Knovel tab, enter your topic.

For this example, we will search for drones.

Choose the magnifying glass to search.



 

Step 3: Use the results to find other search terms

Browse the results to find words or phrases you might not have thought of.

Write them down for later searches.



 

Step 4: Refine your results using related concepts

Notice the Refine by Related Concept list to the left of your search results.

Selecting any of these will apply that concept to your topic search.

In this example, we selected the related concept unmanned to apply it to drones.



 

Step 5: Use references to find even more information on your topic

Choose and open a result from your search.

Go to the last page for a list of references.

If you find one you like, get it by searching for the title using:



 

Done!

You are now able to:

  • search for a topic in Knovel
  • work with results to find keywords
  • use results to find additional sources


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Last Updated: Dec 22, 2020 3:57 PM