You can find a book or the full-text of an article by following these steps:
Click on the View It tab and then click on the link for the full-text article. Do not click on the “Get it” tab. This is used to request an article through interlibrary loan.
Click on the Get It tab to see where the item is available. If it is available at UW-Sheboygan, write down the call number and find it on the shelves. If the book is at another campus, you will see the campus where it is located and whether it is available. The links for requesting a book are also located within the Get It tab.
While Search@UW is designed to be more user-friendly than other research tools, there are a few tips to keep in mind.
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.)
In some circumstances, Search@UW will include a "Did You Mean" function. For example:
A single misspelled term may result in a "Did you mean?" prompt with a suggested term. Instead of providing the term closest to the one misspelled, the system selects the term based on how frequently it shows up in the database indexes. For example, the misspelled term "sence" may result in "Did you mean science?" rather than "Did you mean 'sense'?" because "science" appears more frequently in our database indexes.
A phrase containing a single misspelled word may or may not result in a "Did you mean?" prompt, depending on whether the phrase is stored in the index. For example, "Gon with the Wind" will invoke a "Did you mean 'Gone with the Wind'"? prompt but "Sence and Sensibility" will not. However, removing the "and" from a phrase like "Sense and Sensibility" will trigger a "Did you mean?" response.
A phrase with more than one misspelled term will result in only a one term prompt.
"Did you mean?"only applies to an individual term among a list of terms.and returns only one suggested term for any misspelling. It does NOT return any suggestions if 50 or more results are returned.