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SHB ENG102: Finding Books & Video

Films on Demand (direct link)

Tips and Tricks

Use the Refine My Results links on the left side to narrow down your list of sources

Browsing encouraged!

Call numbers classify books by subject and can help you to locate additional resources.  Browsing the shelf where you found one book can lead to finding others on the same subject.

Finding Books & Media with Search@UW

Search @UW

  1. Do a search for your topic.
  2. Change the "Everything" box at the top to "UW System Books & Media."
  3. To just find UW Sheboygan books, use the Library option in the left column after doing a search. Click "Show More" and click Sheboygan Library.
    • Write down the Call Number to find the book on the shelf in the library.
  4. OR: Click on Get It to order a book from a different library.
    • Sign in with your campus username and password
    • Select “UW Colleges Request” if available. If not, click “UW System Request.”
    • Make sure a Pickup Location is filled-in, then click Request

Advanced Searching

If you are having trouble narrowing your results or are searching for a known item, using the Advanced search might be helpful.  You can limit your search to title, author or subject.  You can also limit by language, date and the "Basic Search" scopes (Everything, Articles, UW Colleges Books and Media, UW System Books and Media and Digital Collections.)

Advanced Searching

What can I find in Search @UW?

Search@UW or single database search?

The best use of Search@UW is when you need a large number or a variety of resources.  It is also helpful when your research question spans a number of different subjects, making it difficult to choose a single-subject database.

However, not all database content is available through Search@UW.  There will also be many instances in which a single-subject database will have enough content that a user will not need the multiple resources connected to Search@UW.  In these cases, a single database search may be easier and more efficient.