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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Introducing LibrarySearch

LibrarySearch is the Library's new search tool. It replaces the old Library Catalogue as well as the database Multi-Search tool. With LibrarySearch you can search for all the Library's resources using a single interface.

Use the tabs to choose whether you want to search the catalogue for books or DVDs, search the Library databases for journal articles, search the course reserve collection, or search for exam papers.

When you click on the Databases tab, you will see a dropdown menu of subject areas to choose from.
Each subject area contains a set of databases selected as the most appropriate for that subject. Before searching databases you need to log in with your username and password - otherwise you won't see any results. You also need to log in if you want to put any books on hold.

Click on My Account to see what books you have out, and to see the status of your requests. You can also use My Account to save your favourite searches, to make lists of books and articles, and to create your own set of databases to search.

When you've performed a search, use the facets in the menu on the left of the screen to narrow down your results.

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