Quick Start

Quick Start


This part of the Help is designed to get you searching and browsing with ORE right away. It covers:

  • Search
  • Results
  • Browse


To look up a term, type or paste the term you want to find in the Search box

Click or press Enter

Once the results of your search are displayed, click on any of the terms in the list to view it.

Padlocked entries

are unavailable under your subscription.


The matching entries are listed on the results page(s). The number of results appears at the top of the list.

If your term could refer to more than one topic, these are listed under Did you mean. Choose any of the options to search on that topic.

To open any of the entries listed, click on the entry title.

Note that:

  • There are a number of different ways of viewing and sorting results. Use the filters to the left of the list to refine your results.
  • If a result is padlocked, your subscription does not cover its full content, and only its title is available for viewing.



Click on the subject of your choice (e.g. Social Work) in the Browse panel.

An alphabetical list of matching entries is displayed.

Browse the list using the cursor or by selecting a page number.

To move directly to titles beginning with a particular letter, type it in to the Starting with: box and click.


To open an entry, click on its title.

  • If an entry is padlocked: your subscription does not cover its full content.


Moving around the browse list

Moving between pages

The number of pages is shown at the top and bottom of the list on the right. To move to any of the numbered pages, click on it.

Items per page

The standard number of items is 10 per page, but you can alter this up to a maximum of 100.

Sorting the list

The entries in the list are listed by relevance. You can also choose to order them by:

  • Title - A to Z
  • Title - Z to A
  • Author/Editor - A to Z
  • Author/Editor - Z to A
  • Online Publication Date – Old to Recent
  • Online Publication Date – Recent to Old