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Find Books: Basic Search

Find Books in the Catalogue

Find Books in the Catalogue

Basic Search

Keyword Search
Specific Fields and Locations

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Basic Search

In the basic search box you can search for keywords related to your topic, title and author.

In the results select a title to get more details about the book, including the call number and location, which will provide give you the location and placement of the book on the shelf.

You can also search specific fields and locations like keyword, title, author or subject, and limit your search to the entire catalogue, eBooks, or specific library locations.

Keyword Search

In the library catalogue basic search screen you can enter keywords to search for books in the library collection.

Search for topic, author, or title

Enter your keyword and select search:

Screenshot of a basic search in the library catalogue

Enter your keyword. In this case 'tv', and hit search to retrieve all items with the word 'tv' in the record.

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Select the title to get more information about the book:

Screenshot of Keyword Search Results in the library catalogue

There are 664 results with the word 'tv' in the record. Select the title for information about title location, call number and availability.

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Make note of the item call number and location to find the book on the shelf:

Screenshot of a Record in the library catalogue

Use the call number, highlighted on the left, to find the item on the shelf. Highlighted on the right is the location where the item can be found in the Library.

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Search Specific Fields and Locations

You can also search specific fields and locations.

Search by keyword, title, author or subject.

Limit your search to the entire catalogue, eBooks, or specific library locations (North Campus Library, Education Library, Social Science Library)

Library Wesbite Catalogue Screenshot

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