USearch will pull results from the library's catalogue as well as the majority of our online databases at the same time. A few simple clicks will limit your search results to just books.
If you know the topic you want to search, but aren’t sure of any titles or authors, you can do a keyword search.
The results of this search will include ebooks and print books, as well as online book chapters.
To limit your results to only print (physical) books, click on the Available in Library filter. To limit your results to only online books (ebooks), click on the Full Text Online filter instead. You can also use some of the other filters available, such as Year, to limit your results to only newer (or older!) books.
Clicking on an item's title in the search results list provides you with many details of the book including:
The Advanced Search option in USearch allows you to easily find books by keyword, title, author, or subject, or any combination of more than one search term.
Searching for a book with the title "Turtles of the World" brought up 12 results. If you want to get even more specific, you can search for both title and author at the same time. When searching for an author, type in the author’s LAST name first, followed by the first name or initial. This will bring up exactly the book you are looking for.
Clicking on an item's title in the search results list will give you more information about that particular book, including the location and call number information which will allow you to find the book on the shelf.
Using the Any field is the same as a basic keyword search. In the example below, we have searched for all books with Roger Barbour as the author that include the keyword "turtles".
When attempting to access online resources from home, make sure you are logged into the library's website to ensure you have full access. See the Connect from Home page below for more information.