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For best results, first Sign in using your Authcate and Password. When you sign into Search, you are able to set preferences for your current and future sessions, use library services such as requesting items and more.
Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT) must be in capitals.
e-Shelf allows you to save and organize items that you find during your search session.
Online interactive tutorial
Engineering orientation guide me: Searching for your reading list and placing a hold
Note: best viewed in Internet Explorer, Firefox is not recommended for viewing this tutorial.
Search is a new way of searching for Library resources. Using natural language, a single search will return results from a number of different sources. They include:
You can refine your search results of your Basic search by using the facets. Facets include: Library collection, Resources type (eg. book, DVD etc), Campus, Date, Author, Topic, Database, Language, Genre.
Or you can do an Advanced search and prescribe limits to your searching.
Search also allows you to check what materials you have on loan and to place holds.
Search will continue to be refined. We welcome your feedback.
Making sense of the Search results:
To see this process illustrated with screen shots, please view the PDF documents below: