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Library Search tips

Use Library Search to find articles, books, newspapers, unit materials and other resources. Your search results come from databases, the catalogue, open source content and DRO.

3 simple steps

  1. Type in your search terms
    • You can search by author, or use words about the title or subject. 
    • For more specific results use AND, OR, or NOT to separate your search terms.
    • For unit materials, type in your unit code.
  2. Refine your results using filters
    • Target your results by using the filter settings to make preferences like: full text (online), source types (i.e. book, e-book, dissertations/theses, newspaper), year of publication, and database provider.
  3. Once you find the title you're looking for you can:

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Need help?

If you're having trouble finding what you're looking for, or using a particular database, we're here to help. Contact a Liaison Librarian or Library staff for support.

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