Enter any search term into the search bar. You can use an author name, a title of a book or journal, an ISBN or keywords. A full title will give the most specific results when searching for books.
If you want to do a general subject search, just use keywords that best describe what you are looking for, e.g. ancient Byzantium history.
If you are looking for a specific phrase (i.e. words in a specific order), use quotation marks around them, e.g. "clinical nursing"
The response is a list of books and other items that match your search, with the most relevant appearing first.
FindIt searches a huge database of resources, so the list of results can often be long. Use the facets down the left hand side to quickly refine the results. These include by library site, date, subject and author name.
At the top right of the Results page is a drop-down box labelled Sorted by. The default sort order is by relevance to your search, but you can re-sort the results in other ways, such as by author, title or date. This can help for example when you are looking for a particular edition of a work.
Just want printed books in the library?
Select Physical Items
Choosing Search Words
Typing more words in your search will:
If you are downloading and copying electronic content make sure you know about plagiarism
If you need eJournals, electronic articles or eBooks the same rules apply, but remember to select 'Online items'. You'll find more information in the Library's Webpages, or if you require an instant answer please chat to a librarian using Just Ask!