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WorldCat Discovery manual

Result page

Once you've performed your search you can filter the results by narrowing down to a particular format (e.g., books or articles), publication year(s), author, subject area, or other filter, using the column on the left.

❶ Sort order

On top of the page you can select the sort order of the results. Results are ranked by Library (which means that items held by the Tiu library are displayed first), but you can also choose to sort by Best Match (=relevancy), Author (A-Z), Date (Newest First), Date (Oldest First), or Title (A-Z).

❷ Held by Library

Tick the Tilburg University checkbox if you only want materials the TiU library provides access to.


Are you specifically looking for books or articles? Choose your format here.  

Content Type

This filter allows you narrow down your results by different types of content, including Peer Reviewed. Note that ticking Peer Reviewed will only show scholarly articles. 

Publication year

Depending on your information need, you can filter your results by Last 5/10/25 years or a Publication Year/ Custom Year Range.


If a search produces a lot of results, the filter Subject is very useful. It shows different aspects of your subject that you can click on.