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Library Research Guides

Library Guide for International Students

New to the Library? This Guide will help you navigate the library to find books and articles, study spaces, and different ways of getting in touch with librarians and other staff for specific research and writing assistance.

Basic Catalog Search Tips

If you know what title or author you are looking for, or have other specialized limiters like date or language, you can use the advanced search option to the right of the search box.

 

 
  • Use quotation marks to search for exact phrases (“climate change”).

  • There are no words that are excluded from searching. Every word will be searched. For example, if the words "a, an, the" are in your search, the catalog will look for those specific words.

  • You can use AND or OR (in all-caps) to ensure that both terms must be in the results, or that one or the other term may be in the results.