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Search Tips for Finding Books
Use UW Libraries Search to find books.
- Keyword - broadest type of search. Type in a keyword or words that broadly describe your topic. For example: forests, forestry, trees, lumber, silviculture, aboriculture, etc. On the results screen choose "Print Books" and/or "eBooks" from the left toolbar. This will eliminate any articles that were found.
- Title - search for a specific book by title. Type in the book title in quotations. For example:
"Environmental issues in Pacific Northwest forest management". On the results screen choose "Print Books" and/or "eBooks" from the left toolbar. This will eliminate any book reviews that were found.
- Author - search for books written by a specific author. Type in the last name followed by the first name of the author in quotations. For example: "Graumlich, Lisa". On the results screen choose "Print Books" and/or "eBooks" from the left toolbar. This will eliminate any book reviews and articles that were found.
Note down the library name and the call number -- you will need this information to locate the book.
Finding Dissertations & Theses
Find dissertations and theses in the UW Libraries
- Search the UW Libraries Search, and use phrases like these:
- theses - biology
- theses - botany
- theses - forestry
- The search results will include all the UW dissertations and theses published in the field indicated. To sort by newest to oldest, select "Reverse Year" from the pull-down box, and click "Sort."
Search Proquest Dissertations and Theses Full Text.
A comprehensive index to dissertations and theses from all fields of study. The full text version includes 2.4 million dissertation and theses citations from 1861 to present day with more than 1 million full text dissertations that are available to download in PDF format.
DART Europe E-theses Portal
Access to 123,540 full-text research theses from 212 Universities sourced from 16 European countries, as of February 2010.