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DAG Discovery

How to search DAG Discovery

Basic Search

Searching DAG Discovery is easy: enter your keywords and click search.

Advanced Search

You can use the Advanced Search to build more complex searches.

You can also use the options to limit your research by date, material type, language, or Library.

How to access the full-text of an item

You can find links to the full-text of an item by clicking on the View It or Description tab.

View It tab

The View It tab displays the list of electronic databases where the full-text of the item is available for access. By clicking on the link (highlighted in blue), it will open a new page where you can download/read the item.

Description tab

By selecting this tab, you will find the bibliographic information of an item. On the right-hand side of the box, you will also find a link or a list of links to its full-text.

How to refine or expand your results

If you get too many results, you can use the left-side bar to refine your search by date, source types (academic journals, books, news, etc.), publisher, or databases & providers.

Refining results by Resource Type

If you don't see the desired refinement option (i.e. e-books), click on "show more" to see the full list of source types:


You can select as many options as you want to include or exclude in your search results.

You can also refine by subject, language and/or journal title by doing the same process as on resource type. 

Suggested New Searches

It provides suggestions on other searches (by creator/author; subject of your search) you might be interested in based on your current search query. 

Expanding Search Results

By selecting "Expand My Results", you will also see content which is either open access content or content that is not part of the library's collection, but can be requested through interlibrary loan. Member states' Permanent Missions staff and delegates as well as UN Headquarters staff can send a request to or enter a request in AskDAG.

How to save, organize and e-mail your results

Create a personal account to:

  • save references and access them later
  • e-mail and share references 
  • print references

Create or register your personal account by clicking on Sign In in the upper-right corner of the page. 

Save and organize references on your e-shelf

By clicking on the star icon -- you can save the most important references while viewing the results.

Send saved references by e-mail

To send saved references in your e-shelf by e-mail, tick the box of the reference(s) you want to send and then click on "E-mail" at the top right-hand side of the list.

Print saved references

To print saved references in your e-shelf, tick the box of the reference(s) you want to print and then click on "Print" at the top right-hand side of the list.