Library search guide - how to use

Find out how to use library search, and what is included.

Library search can be found on the library website homepage. You can use it to search for books and journal articles in one search. Find out more about how to use Library search, and what is included.

Use Library search on the library website homepage

Books and journal articles in one search

The library search will instantly search the following:

  • everything on the library shelves 
  • journal articles from over 87% of our journal titles
  • e-books and reference material (eg encyclopedias)
  • the entire UWE Research Repository 

It's google-like, intuitive and easy to use. Give it a go!

How to search

Try entering some keywords in the search box, for example:

  • words from the title
  • or an author's name
  • a particular topic
  • a phrase "in quotes"

Is my database included?

Look at the Database pages (by subject or A-Z) to find out if your favourite database is included, or to connect to any database directly.

Search beyond the library's collection

The library can't afford to buy everything!

Library search - add results

If you want to see what else might be available, tick Add results beyond your library's collection in the list of search results.