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The best strategy for searching in UW Libraries Search will often be to enter your keywords into the search box and then refine your search results by using the filters on the left-hand side of the page. This can be helpful when your search yields many results.

  • Filters include Resource Type (articles, books, etc.), Author, Publication Date, Language, and more.

Search and Filter

1. Enter a keyword search into the search box.

Simple search results


2. In the left-hand column refine your results.

Tip: If you don't see the filter option you need, you may need to expand the relevant section, such as Resource Type, by clicking on the down arrow next to the relevant section title or by clicking on Show More.


3. Make sure to click 'Apply Filters' to update your search results.

Filter results


4. You should see your active filters listed to the top left of your search results.

Active filters


5. Add more filters to continue narrowing your search. Click the X to remove a filter.

More filters