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RUQuest (English): Subject search

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

Subject search

If you want to retrieve all items on a specific topic you can search by subject in the standard search bar using search code su:


Getting a lot of hits?
Use the left-hand menu options to refine your search further.
We do not recommend using the Topic option.

Clicking the Advanced Search link under the initial search box takes you to a form that allows you to be more controlled in your searching.

  • On the left side choose Subject in the drop down box
  • On the right side enter your search terms


Using Phrase is not recommended: you will lose relevant results. It is better to use quotation marks.


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 book or article?
Please get in touch! Use Ask Your Librarian or visit your nearest library.


Please look in the libguide tab Book.


Please look in the libguide tab Article.

Library doesn't have what you need?
(Held by: Libraries in the Netherlands or no libraries mentioned at all)
If a book or an article is not available in Radboud University Library, you can request the publication via interlibrary loan (ILL). This is not for free. You need an ILL-account for this. For more information see Request outside RU(ILL) and the tab Renew, request, reserve.