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Once you've run a search, use the "Refine My Results" options on the left side of the page.  It's a quick way to narrow your search to the most useful results without looking through items you're not interested in.  Options often include:

  • Resource type (examples: book, article)
  • Library (example: UW Tacoma)
  • Creation date
  • Language
  • Topic
  • Classification LCC (Library of Congress call numbers)

Need more help finding books and articles?

  • Browse the shelves. Once you've found a book, there are likely other books on similar topics on the same shelf. 
  • Find one good book then look it up on Amazon and see other similar titles people are buying. 
  • Examine the Bibliography or Reference List of an article or book you already have to find books that are new to you.
  • You are always welcome to ask for help at the Library Reference Desk in the Snoqualmie Building. 
    • Phone: (253) 692-4442
    • Email:
  • You can also use the Ask a Librarian! 24/7 online chat service for additional help.

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