Note that Keyword Search is the default within the drop-down menu window.
Enter keywords into the dialog box.
Put phrases within quotation marks. Use ? to truncate terms.
Search "civil engineer?" within Keyword Search (use "quotes when...)
Search "social networking" within Keyword Search (use “quotes when...)
Within Basic Search click and highlight the word Author in the drop-down menu window.
Enter the author’s last name first. Enter as much of the name as you know. No punctuation is necessary. (Note: You can also click the Author search tab.)
Search austen jane within Author
Search shakespe within Author
Click and highlight the words Exact Title in the drop-down menu. Enter the title, but do not include initial articles a, an, or the.
Search facebook effect within Exact Title (omit initial articles...)
Click and highlight LC Subject Headings in the drop-down menu. Use Library of Congress subject headings (controlled vocabulary). (Note: You can also click the Subject search tab.)
Search agricultural machinery within LC Subject Headings
Search cooking, german within LC Subject Headings
Click the Advanced Search tab. Enter search terms in the "Search" dialog box. Select "all of these" "any of these" or "as a phrase" from the drop-down menu. Select fields (keyword, title, author, etc.) in which to search for the terms from the drop-down menu.
Combine other search terms, if needed, with a Boolean and or or, and exclude terms by clicking and highlighting the word not.
Search ethics bioethics? any of these within Subject
united states as a phrase within Keyword Anywhere
Note that the search can be limited by year, location (of collection), format, or language of the materials by highlighting terms in the drop-down menus below the search dialog boxes in an Advanced Search.
Find items which instructors have placed on reserve in the library by clicking the Course Reserve tab and selecting the instructor, department, or course number from drop-down menus.
Hint: Don’t fill in too many boxes.
Note that most of these items are available full text online through this search.
The Browse This Shelf feature allows you to see related books on either side of the book you retrieved in your search - as though you are standing in front of the library's shelves.
Help is available by clicking the word Help on any page.
You can e-mail book records to yourself or others, and also print or export records.
Search Other UW Library Catalogs by clicking the words along the top of any search page. You can borrow books from those libraries via Universal Borrowing (UB) by clicking Make a Request.
Make a Request (Recall or UB) by clicking "Make a Request" on the right side of a page. After logging in, you can ask that you be notified when a checked out item is returned.
Click "My Account" and log in to view account information. View checked out library items or renew items that are due. (Others cannot view this confidential information without your log-in information.)
Customize a search session by clicking "My Searches" and logging in.
Book records are linked within the Library Catalog. When you find a useful title in your research, click on its assigned subject heading(s) to view other materials on the same topic.
Click Find e-Journals tab to determine in which library databases you can search for full text articles from specific electronic journals.
Within Basic Search you can search for journal/magazine/newspaper titles to identify which ones the library subscribes to in print or microfilm formats.