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The publication I want to read does not have a full text link. How can I get access?

If you are affiliated with a research or educational institution with a library, your institutional library can help you get access. If you are not affiliated with an institution, you can see if your local public library can help. You can also consider contacting the authors of the publication directly - researchers are often happy to share copies of their work with interested readers!

My search gets too many results for me to handle

Try to limit your search by using the filters on the left, for example you could look at publications from a certain year, or search in one SDG at a time. You can also use the "SDG, Action" filter (under "More SDG filtering options") to limit by SDG, which will give you fewer and more specialised results than if you use the default SDG filter.

My search gets hardly any results

Try a new search with a more general search term, try a different synonym, or try singular and plural variants. It can also be worth double checking if your term is spelled correctly. If you have searched with Norwegian search terms, try an English search term - you will likely get more results if you search in English. You can also check which filters you have used - are there some you could drop?

What are "targets"?

Each of the SDGs consists of several more detailed targets. You can read more about these under About the SDGs.

What is the difference between "SDG" and "SDG Action" filters?

We map publications using two approaches, which differ in how closely related research has to be to the SDGs to be included. "SDG Action" includes fewer results that "SDG". You can read more about these under Methods and coverage.

Why can't I find a specific publication?

The publication has to be indexed in CRISTIN with a publication date from 2015 to be included in this service. The title/abstract/keywords also have to include terms that allow it to be mapped as "SDG-relevant" by our mapping. You can read more under Methods and coverage.

Why can I see some results that look irrelevant?

Some irrelevant results will likely make it into the service because mapping via search strings (our method) is not 100 % reliable. If you are finding this problematic, you can choose to filter using "SDG, Action" (a narrower definition of relevance) instead of "SDG" (broader). If you would like to give us feedback about something that does not look right/irrelevant results, please contact us.

Can I see results that are relevant to multiple SDGs?

In the filter options to the left, choose two or more SDGs (either using "SDG" or "SDG Action", dependent on whether you want a broader or narrower set of results). The results will show publications which are mapped to the SDGs you have chosen.

Search strings in Web of Science

Can I use these strings in other databases, such as Scopus?

You are welcome to use them in other databases, but you will have to edit them to ensure that they work correctly. For example, the symbols for truncation might be different. Check the documentation for the database you wish to use. You may also be able to find guides online about how to convert search string syntax between databases.

How were the search strings/mappings developed?

You can find information about this here: Search string documentation.

About this service

Which SDGs do you cover?

We currently cover 10 SDGs (SDGs 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15). More can be added to the service, depending on our capacity.

What do you consider SDG-"relevant"? How did you decide which publciations to cover?

We consider research publications "relevant" if we can relate them to one of the SDG targets. You can read more about our interpretation and method under About this service.

How have you found these publications?

See Methods and coverage.