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This tutorial introduces the general UNE Library Search engine.

A quick and easy way to find books, journal articles and much more...

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Library Search

Search is a tool to help you find a wide range of print and online resources, including books, journals, articles and much more.

What is Search?

Search is a discovery tool. It allows you to search resources held by the Library including print books, ebooks, journal articles and lots more.

You can also use Search to renew loans through My Account, place recalls on books out on loan, and save searches.

Search is a great way to find information. You will find lots of quality academic resources in Search and it gives a good indication of what's available.

However, Search doesn't find everyhting in the Library. It shouldn't be the only tool you use.

Library Subject Guides point you to the most relevant resources for your subject area.

Using both Search and your Library Subject Guide is a winning combination for getting the most out of the Library.

If you are having any trouble finding information, we are only a click away. You can get help from a librarian via online chat or email Ask a Librarian.


Using Search

These instructions will help you to get started using Search.

You can search for a specific title or author, and you can search for information on a topic.  The Simple search is a good place to start.

Enter your keywords into the Search box, and click on the search button.

To improve relevancy, use quotation marks to search for an exact phrase.

It is possible to sort your search results - for instance by year of publication or popularity.
Use the left menu ‘Refine My Results’ to select the type of resource that you are seeking. Select ‘More Options’ then books, and your list of results will update.

For every result we can view a number of tabs.
‘Get it’ if it is held in the Library - use the Call number to locate it in the Library.
'Details' shows you a full record of the item with associated links to things like the Table of Contents of a book.
'Virtual Browse' shows items that are placed next to each other in the library collection.
‘View it’ indicates an ebook which can be read online.
Make sure to click on the resource name.

When a tab is open for an item, an Actions drop-down menu appears.
Create a citation to the item, save it on your e-Shelf, print etc.

Another area to note is Sign in. This is essential if you want to view your Library loans, renew loans, recall, request digitisation, and view your fines.
All these features are under My Account.

Signing in also ensures you permanently save your results for further use on your personal e-Shelf.

If you encounter problems, you can get help from a librarian via online chat or email Ask a Librarian.

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