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Using UW Libraries Search to Find Books

UW Libraries Search is your starting point for finding books at the UW Libraries. In addition UW Libraries Search also includes citations to articles (often linked to fulltext). Use the options on the "Refine My Results" toolbar on the left of your search results screen. You can use these refinements to filter your results to books, by language, by library location, etc.


Advanced Search | FAQ | Known Issues

  • By Topic - Type in the keywords that broadly describe your topic.  For example: aids south africa history
  • By Title - Type in the first few words of the book title in quotations.  For example: "monrovia modern"
  • By Author - Type in the last name followed by the first name of the author in quotations.  For example: "crane johanna"

Finding Books Beyond the UW

If you can't find the books you need at the UW or through our Summit partner libraries (Summit material can be found in UW Libraries Search), use the following catalogs. Books not available at the UW can be requested through Interlibrary Loan