About Fleet SEARCH
Fleet SEARCH provides a single, integrated search box for searching RISD Library's information resources, including scholarly journal articles, books, e-books, internet documents, research reports, and much more.
Fleet SEARCH does not replace the library’s existing services such as the RISD/ATH Catalog or the Databases and e-journals Index . What distinguishes the new service is the ability to search across previously separate systems from a single search box and get back fast and relevant results. Once a search has been done, results can be filtered and refined by subject, author, format, language, date and many other facets.
What’s new about this service?
It offers an integrated search across most of the Library's subscription databases and the RISD/ATH Catalog.
What’s included in Fleet SEARCH?
RISD/ATH Library Catalog records (over 200,000 records)
RISD Archives finding aids
RISD Graduate Thesis titles
RISD Picture Collection folder records
e-book Academic Collection
full-text articles, book chapters, and other electronic content from most of the Library’s subscription databases
What’s NOT included in Fleet SEARCH?
Additionally, the following databases are partially included or not included in Fleet SEARCH results:
parts of BuildingGreen (Environmental Building News is included)
parts of Oxford Art Online (Grove Art Online is included)
Note about JSTOR: JSTOR results will appear in keyword, author and title searches. JSTOR results will not appear when searching by subject. Why? JSTOR has no subject indexing.
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When to Use
Fleet SEARCH is a great place to start your research. It helps you quickly find relevant resources on a subject, without having to decide which database(s) to search.
The facets allow you to filter your search results in a variety of ways, including date range, source, source type, subject, and scholarly designation. The library's cataloged resources are also integrated into the search results.
When Not to Use
Art Images & Materials are Elsewhere
To find Images & Materials see Images & Materials databases. Materials are not indexed in Fleet SEARCH and Artstor searches in Fleet SEARCH do not give the same results as when searched in the Artstor interface.
To take advantage of the richest features of a database, including the subject thesaurus or specialized limiters, you may choose to search a specific subject-relevant database.
For example, Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals has image searching features only available in its unique index.