A Title and Author search will give you the most specific results (author's surname without initials works best).
You don’t have to enter the whole title - normally just a few of the important words of the title will do.
If you want to do a general subject search, just use the Keywords field.
The advanced search gives you many more options to narrow down your search. You can use ISBN or ISSN numbers, for example.
The library catalogue is a huge database of resources, and you’ll often get a long list of search results. Use the filters down the left hand side to quickly refine the results.
For example, you might only be interested in full text online articles from academic journals. So use the Full text online and Journal Article filters.
If you want to save an item from your results list, click on the folder icon to the right of the item.
The item’s details will be saved to the folder at the top of the page.
You can email these details to yourself by going into the folder, or you can export them to a reference manager such as RefWorks. The list of saved items is only temporary and will be lost when you close your browser.
If you need more help with searching, contact us.