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LibrarySearch Help

This guide provides information on the different ways you can use LibrarySearch to locate print and electronic resources.

Using LibrarySearch

LibrarySearch defaults to searching by Keyword like any search engine, but you change this to instead search by Title, Author or Subject. Use the tabs below to learn what each of these do.

Search Options

Keyword searching mimics the way other search engines, like Google, generate results. The search will take the words you enter and generate a result list of items that contain the words or phrase. Try starting with a couple words that represent the topic.

LibrarySearch using the keyword drop-down box


If you know the title of the item you are looking for conduct a Title search instead of a keyword search. Change the menu to Title and enter the item title in the search. This will bring the item you are looking for to the top if it is available through the UO Libraries.

LibrarySearch using the Title option from the drop-down menu

The Author search allows you to look for the work done by a particular scholar/author in the UO Libraries holdings. 

LibrarySearch using the Author option in the drop-down menu

The Subject search is similar to keyword searching, but rather than matching by word, the results are based on a subject tags attached to the item. Our books all receive Library of Congress Subject Headings when they are added to our catalog. 

LibrarySearch using the Subject option in the drop-down menu

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