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Searching for Books

Select the “Books” link on the left of the main library page to search for books and eBooks (Figure 1). 

image of the library homepage search box

Figure 1

Use any of the limits in the left side bar of your results list if you want to limit to books available online or items held by Coulter Library. If you are looking for videos or music, use the pull down Resource Type menu. (Figure 2).

Image of the search results from a search on the topic of poverty using the book tab on the library homepage search box.

Figure 2

For physical items IN the Coulter Library, write down the call number so you can find them on the shelves. 


About your search results: 

  •  If you see the word “Media” in the call number column, the item is a CD or DVD.
  •  If you see “REF” in front of the call number, the item is a Reference work. Reference titles are shelved in the Reference area on the second floor and must be used in the library.
  •  If you are not getting any search results: check your spelling. If your spelling is correct, try your search using other keywords. If you still are not getting results, ask the librarian for assistance.

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