Top tips for Library Search

Top tips for Library Search

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Top tips for Library Search

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  • To request books from other campuses, renew loans and use the e-Shelf

All resources

  • Search all resources, then refine results after your search is completed


  • Join words using AND to find resources with BOTH search terms
  • For example: Ur AND cemetery


  • Join words using OR to find resources with EITHER OR BOTH search terms
  • For example: Ur OR cemetery


  • Use an asterisk (*) at the end of part of a word to find word variations
  • For example: archaeolog* finds archaeology, archaeologist, archaeological, etc.

Phrase search

  • Use double quotation marks (“…”) to find phrases
  • For example: “ancient Greece”, “ancient Egypt”

Refine results

  • After searching, use the “refine results” options to focus your selections to:
    • resource type: books, journals, multimedia, etc.
    • campus location or online resources
    • publication date
    • topic
    • language

View it, Get it

  • Access our growing collection of online and print resources by choosing either:
    • View it: for online resources
    • Get it: to get the call number for a physical item

Virtual Browse

  • Use Virtual Browse to highlight books on the shelf in call number order, making it easy to find more relevant books