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RUQuest (English): Article search

This guide is currently being updated to correspond to the new interface of RUQuest. Some terms and screenshots might reflect the older version.

Searching for a known item using (a combination of) title and author keywords

Via the University Library homepage: Select the tab Articles

You can search by author in the standard search bar.


Make sure you search for all name variants, e.g. au:Aiden Keath Woodbead AND au:Aiden K. Woodbead AND au:A.K. Woodbead

You can search by title in the standard search bar.

ti:Time flies for Drosophila

Can't find the article you need?
Try to find the journal in which your article is published by using the eJournals A-Z. Then search for the article you need on the website of the journal.

(Digital Object Identifier, the unique number which helps you find full-text electronic articles quickly) 
You can search for articles by DOI via eJournals A-Z (below the  button). Select DOI in the drop-down menu.

You can use operators to combine your search terms, to either narrow or broaden your set of results:

  • AND: all search terms must be present in the resulting records
  • OR: any of your search terms can be present in the resulting records
  • NOT: exclude terms from your search

Use quotation marks when searching for a phrase.

Getting (too) many results?
Use the left-hand menu option Format to further refine your search.

Clicking the Advanced Search link under the initial search bar takes you to a form that allows a more controlled search.

  • On the left side choose Author or Title in the drop down box
  • On the right side enter your search terms

It is possible to combine search terms by using a second row. You'll be given a choice on how to combine your search terms.

  • AND: all search terms must be present in the resulting records
  • OR: any of your search terms can be present in the resulting records
  • NOT: exclude terms from your search

Need more rows? Click on the Add row button.

Using Phrase is not recommended: you will lose relevant results. It is better to use quotation marks when searching for a phrase.


Further down you can limit your search by using Format.


Click on the title of an item to view the details. If an electronic version is available at Radboud University, click on Access online.
Can't download the article?
Please get in touch! Use Ask Your Librarian or visit your nearest library.

If a print version of the journal in which your article is published is available, it says Open stacks (reference only) next to the location. This means you can get the journal from the shelf yourself. Journals are available only for inspection, they can not be borrowed.

This journal is accessible in open stacks in the Learning Zone at the Social Sciences Faculty. Note: printed journals are not available for loan. You can consult them locally or make photocopies of journal articles.

If you can not get the journal yourself, it says closed stacks (reference only). You can request the journal the article is published in via the button Request item. So make sure to request the right journal binding!

The journal this article is published in, is in the depot ("Magazijn"). You can request it for inspection.


No hits
You can choose to expand your search to libraries worldwide:

Found your desired item? You can request it:

Request outside RU
When you'd like to request an article or printed book that's not at the Radboud University, you can request it via the button Request item other libraries. More information on this website.


Only available outside The Netherlands?
Requesting an item from outside The Netherlands is often possible as well, please see the page Request outside RU(ILL). However, this might take a long time and cost a lot more; you might consider submitting a recommended purchase.