FAQ – Search Tools

With the function "Menu → Explore → System Search" you can search Gutenberg Research Elements for specific content, save searches and search current publications within your institution.

Enter keywords, phrases or a wildcard (*) to search elements, e.g:

  • Keyword: Nuclear physics
  • Phrase: The deconstruction of the person of Charlemagne
  • Placeholder: Stem cell* research

In the advanced mode of the "System Search" you can further restrict the search by specifying data and selecting which items to search for, e.g:

  • Publications
  • Projects
  • Professional activities

You can then choose which results you want to see:

  • Entries (as shown in the examples above), or
  • Users in relation to the entries

Finally, you can also limit the search results in Gutenberg Research Elements to certain users or groups.

In Gutenberg Research Elements you have basically two possibilities to find other users in the system.

One way is to use "Menu → Explore → System Search" to search specifically for other users.

Another possibility is to call up your personal profile page under "Menu → My Account→ View Profile". There you will see a blue highlighted field on the right side with the title "Find a colleague". If you now enter the surname of the person you are looking for in the input field, you will receive corresponding suggestions from the system and can thus find users quickly and easily.

If you search for specific entries (e.g. publications or research projects) in Gutenberg Research Elements, please note the following for the title search in the "System Search":

Certain title elements like

  • Special characters (e.g.: -, _, /, :, ;, ?, !)
  • Numbers in title
  • Language-typical special characters (e.g.: ^, ', `)

can sometimes cause the desired entry not to be output as a result of the search. If you encounter this problem during your search, try to use only a section of the title, ideally with as few or none of the problematic title elements as possible in the search query. If you still cannot achieve the desired result, please contact the support team and describe your problem there.