LiU Electronic Press

Searching with parameters
The purpose of this page is to help you to link directly to a search result in DiVA. However, if you want to create a link that generates a result to be included on a website, then you should click on Create link feeds. Below you can see how to construct addresses, which parameters can be used and some examples of how to write them.

An address always begins with http://[domain]
Replace [domain] with the abbreviation of your university or college.
Always write a question mark (?) before the first parameter.
The parameter searchtype must always be included.
The value simple corresponds to 'Simple search', postgraduate corresponds to 'Advanced search - research publications' and undergraduate corresponds to 'Advanced search - student theses'.

An ampersand (&) is always written between two parameters.
If you want to search for several publication types, write e.g.:
Apart from searchtype there must be at least one more parameter.
You can use wild cards in the same way as you do when searching.

Examples: anderson&title=test*


  • simple (only with the parameter freetext)
  • undergraduate
  • postgraduate

person (author, editor, examiner and supervisor cannot be combined with person)
editor (only for postgraduate)
examiner (only for undergraduate)
isrn (only for undergraduate)
isbn (only for postgraduate)
issn (only for postgraduate)
journal (only for postgraduate)
from (year, must be combined with until)
until (year, must be combined with from)
researchGroup (true or false)
artisticWork (true or false)
externalCooperation (only for undergraduate, true or false)

publicationtype (only for postgraduate)

  • article
  • review
  • bookReview
  • book
  • doctoralThesis
  • chapter
  • conferencePaper
  • conferenceProceedings
  • licentiateThesis
  • manuscript
  • patent
  • report
  • collection
  • other