Basic Search

Note: always login before you start your search. 

If you are looking for a wide range of sources on a topic, use the search bar by entering relevant keywords, titles, or authors. On the results page you can refine your search results by format, subject, publication, database, and language.  

For more information about how to search for material using PPL Discovery please visit the WorldCat Discovery search guide.   

To learn more about searching using keywords and phrases, visit WorldCat’s guide to types of Searches.  

Tips and Tricks:  

  • Use Boolean Operators (AND, OR, NOT) to combine or exclude terms for more precise results. Boolean Operators are simple words used to combine or exclude words in your search. Click here for more information about how to use Boolean Operators. 
  • Identify concepts and combine them with AND  
    • e.g. International Law AND Justice  
  • Identify keywords and combine variations with OR  
    • e.g ICJ OR PICJ  
  • Identify Key words or phrases that you want to exclude from your search results 
    • e.g International Law NOT Justice  
      • Note: You can combine Boolean Operators to create a more specific search.  
        • e.g International Law AND Justice NOT Europe  
  • You can use the ISBN number of a book to search PPL Discovery.  This can be found on the publisher’s web page and is usually a 13-digit number. To search using the ISBN number first enter bn: into the search bar then enter the ISBN Number.  

Note: How to ensure I am searching in PPL Discovery? 

When you enter your keywords, authors or book title PPL Discovery provides results of every library in the world that uses WorldCat services. To ensure you only receive results for the Peace Palace library collection, please select Peace Palace Library on the results page.  To select this option, go to the left-hand side of your screen, expand the ‘Held By Library’ dropdown menu and select the Peace Palace Library tick box and ensure all other options are deselected.



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