Using LibrarySearch- tips to get yourself started

  • Sign in for seamless access to online resources and to make reservation requests
  • Enter your search terms and then use the refine options on the left of the results screen to narrow your search results
  • Titles with more than one edition and / or format will be grouped together in the results; click on View X Versions to see all editions and formats
  • Click on Details underneath a search result for links to additional abstracts and tables of contents for books, where available
  • If you’re looking for a journal, enter your search into the box on the Library Collections tab.  Then choose the Journals refine option under Resource Type on the left-hand side of the results screen.  Alternatively choose Journal Title from the first drop-down menu on the Advanced Search screen
  • If you know the book or journal you need is available electronically, choose eJournals or eBooks from the drop-down menu next to the search box on the Library Collections tab
  • Use QuickSearch on the ArticleSearch tab to run a search for articles on your subject to which the Library has full text access online.  This service does not yet cover all our journals but is useful if you quickly want to retrieve a few online articles on a topic
  • Click on the star icon next to items in your search results to add them to your e-shelf.  From your e-shelf you can email results or push them to your EndNote Web account.  Push to EndNote will be coming soon
  • Use My Library Account to manage your loans and set your preferences for LibrarySearch e.g. the number of search results displayed per page.
  • Staff and research postgraduate students can make online inter-library loan requests using the link at the bottom of the screen

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