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SHB PHI205: Finding Books

What can I find in Search @UW?

Our books

Don't ignore book sources for information!  A book is easy to find and will often lead you to other sources, such as other books, journal articles and websites.

Unlike public libraries that collect for a general audience, UW-Sheboygan librarians and professors have selected books for our collection which supplement the courses taught here.  The other libraries within the UW System have similar holdings. Remember to make your requests from other libraries 5-6 days before you need the book, although in many instances it will arrive in 2-3 days.

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

Some relevant book subject terms...

Friendship, Conduct of life; Happiness; Quality of life, Sex, Sexual ethics, Sexual behavior, Love.

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

Tips and Tricks

Use the Refine Your 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.