PLSclear’s search is automatically set to ‘Keyword’.
If you can't find the work you are looking for in the PLSclear search results, try searching another way.
Search by ISBN or ISSN
Searching by ISBN will have the most accurate results. Make sure the ISBN you are using doesn’t have any hyphens or spaces.
PLSclear will automatically convert a 10-digit ISBN to a 13-digit ISBN when you search. However, for the most accurate results we would always recommend using the 13-digit ISBN (without spaces or hyphens).
If the ISBN you are looking for does not show up, try selecting ISBN/ISSN from the dropdown menu:
Try adding quotation marks (") around your search if you are searching for a specific title as it will narrow your results:
If you are searching by keyword, you can add the title and publisher name into the search bar for better results:
Looking for a journal or magazine article?
Search for the title or ISSN of the journal in which the article is published.
We don’t hold article level or DOI data in PLSclear at this time.
Looking for online content?
Search for the top-level URL (website address) of the publication rather than the page the article is located on.
For example, search for www.PLSclear.com rather than www.PLSclear.com/publishers, and don’t include the http:// part of the address, just from the www.
Looking for a poem?
Search for the title or ISBN of the book that the poem is published in. We’ll ask you to provide the title of the poem once you’ve selected the book.
Looking for a book chapter?
Search for the title or ISBN of the book that the chapter is published in. We’ll ask you to provide the chapter details once you’ve selected the book.
Searching by author name?
Try searching by title or ISBN instead. We don't hold all author information for the titles in our database as this is pulled in from external sources so the author search is limited.
We also don't hold any article level information for journals or magazines so if you are looking for a journal or magazine author, you will need to search for the title of the journal or magazine their work is published in.