The Library Search is an excellent place to start your library research. You can find articles, reports, books, ebooks, theses, journals, and much more, all from a single search box.
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What does it search?
When to use a different search tool
Smart application of filters help narrow your results to a manageable number.
You can choose to see only what's available online, or physical items. Use these filters carefully. For example, if you only choose "Scholarly Articles" you may be excluding some highly relevant technical reports that aren't categorized under "scholarly."
You can include or exclude almost all the filters. Be careful with excluding types like "Text Resources" or "Other" as you may inadvertently exclude useful items. Here's an example showing how to exclude Reviews.
Newspapers are searched separately.
Find the search link in the filters:
or at the bottom of the results page:
Use the date filter to find more recent items.
Use these two filters to find ebooks:
Even though your search may return thousands of hits, the results may not be quite what you're looking for. You can expand your search beyond what we have, and include items you can request from other libraries.
Article PDFs can arrive as quickly as 2-3 days. Print books can take 1-2 weeks or longer.
We’ll also send library-owned print materials to you.
How to register:
If you want a book, but it's checked out, you can recall the item (excluding Course Reserves).
You can pin to your favorites, and save your searches. The system also preserves your search history.
Your favorites will stay in the system until you graduate, and no longer have a library account.
1. Pin a record
2. Go to see your pinned records
3. My Favorites = Save Records, Saved Searches, Search History
Some of our databases are not included in the Library Search. You will need to search these databases directly and individually using the links below, or go to our Article & Research Databases page.
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