How do I use LibSearch?
LibSearch is a fast and easy way to search books, newspapers, journal articles and trade publications on any topic all in one step. It is a Google-like way to search our library’s collection.
Start at our homepage at www.uhd.edu/library. Enter your search terms in the search box in the center of the screen labeled “LibSearch”. Your initial search may retrieve a high number of results.
To make the list into a more manageable number, use the “Refine your search” options on the left side of the screen. You may want to check the first box, "Items with full text online." You may also want to check "Limit to articles from peer-reviewed publications" if you need scholarly, research-oriented resources. You can also choose to refine by Content Type, Publication Date, or Subject Terms.
Another way to sort the information is by using the drop down box on the top right side of the results list that says “Relevance”. The default setting is to display the articles most relevant to your search terms first, but you may also sort the information by date (older to newer or vice versa).
All of the items that have a gold graphic that says “Online” are available in full-text . Click on the title of the item to read it online. If the article doesn't pop up right away, look for links that say "article," "full text," or "pdf". Those links should take you to a version of the article you can print or save.
For more tips on using LibSearch, see our library guide at http://library.uhd.edu/libsearch.