UW Worldcat is especially useful when you want to search as broadly as possible for a topic or when you are seeking a relatively rare item that isn't likely to be available at the UW. It also facilitates borrowing books from other libraries.
Tips for searching UW WorldCat:
For known items, enter authors or titles in " "
Use descriptive words as search terms
Use keyword search phrases: examples, American Indians ecology, Native Americans ethnobotany
Use Topic limit (one of the links along the left of your search results) to narrow the scope of your search.
When reviewing item details, use the Similar Items section to identify related subjects
Truncation * returns results with a root word and any ending: politic* [finds political, politically, politics...]
Click title link to display item details (library location; call number, availability, etc.)
Use UWWorldCat Advanced Search for complex searches and limits For example: Subject [ University of Washington ] ; Keyword [ environment ]
Getting too many results? Don't want to wait for interlibrary loan? Try searching the UW-only Catalog for items *only* in our system. You can also use the Advanced Search feature of the UW-only catalog to limit your search within a specific UW Library location.
Campus Planning - Environmental Aspects - Washington State - Seattle
Environmental Impact Statements - Washington State - Seattle
Indians of North America - Fishing
Indians of North America - Ethnobotany
Indians of North America - Washington State - Puget Sound Region
Indians of North America - Washington State - Treaties
Tulalip Indians - Education
Tulalip Indians - Social Conditions
United States - Civilization - Indian influences
Library of Congress Call Numbers (Native Americans/Indians of North America)
Call numbers are the subject and physical location of items.
E77 General works
E78 By state, province or region, A-Z
E98 By subject, A-Z
E99 By Tribe, A-Z
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