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Using UCL Discovery

Finding research


There are two ways to search UCL Discovery:

  1. Simple search
    A simple search box is available on the UCL Discovery home page - enter search terms and click 'Go'. Search terms will be matched against publications metadata (author, title, etc.) and, in cases where a copy of the publication has been deposited in UCL Discovery, the full text of the document.
  2. Detailed search
    Detailed search allows you to specify search fields and apply additional filters, for instance to restrict the search to certain languages or types of publication.

You can sort search results by year of publication (ascending or descending), by author and by title.


You can browse UCL research by UCL Department and by year of publication, and browse UCL's research theses. As you browse through the listings, the numbers in brackets indicate how many records exist for each choice.

Publication lists may be sorted by author, by year or by publication type.

You can also browse the most recently added publications.

UCL authors may also create a personal publications list.

Viewing research publications

Publication records sometimes have abstracts and other details. To see these, click the hyperlink in the record title. Where file icons appear, these may be clicked to download a copy of the research from UCL Discovery.

UCL Discovery records often contain a link to the publisher's copy of the research. Note that a subscription is sometimes necessary to access these resources.

Re-using searches

Searches may be re-run using RSS. Use the 'RSS' or 'Atom' button on results pages to create a feed that will update automatically when new publication records matching your search are added to UCL Discovery. More details…

Using research

Copyright and citing

The copyright owner, usually the publisher or the author, retains the copyright of publications held in UCL Discovery. You may download and print a single copy of any item held in UCL Discovery for your personal, non-commercial use without prior permission or charge, provided that you correctly refer to this paper when making use of the content either as a direct quotation or as a source of information. If the material is required for any purpose other than personal, non-commercial use, you should contact the author or publisher directly for permission.

To cite items found in UCL Discovery, please cite the published work.


Wardle, J., Guthrie C.A, Sanderson, S. and Rapoport, L. (2001) Development of the Children's Eating Behaviour Questionnaire. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 42(7), pp.963-970. 10.1017/S0021963001007727. Available at http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1445/
Card, D., Dustmann, C. and Preston, I. (2009) Immigration, wages, and compositional amenities. CReAM Discussion Papers (CDP 29/09). Centre for the Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), London, UK. Available at http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/18906/

Exporting records

Search results and departmental publication lists may be exported for re-use in bibibliographic management software. Use the 'Export' button on results pages to choose and export format and download records. More details…