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What am I searching?

The library’s new one-stop search tool, Search@UW, includes:

  • A vast collection of materials from UWRF and all of the UW Libraries – millions of books, e-books, videos, sound recordings, manuscripts, and more
  • Full-text articles from thousands of scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers
  • A growing collection of digital materials from MINDS@UW, the UW System’s institutional repository, and the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections.


    Personalize Your Results

    Sign in with your UW-River Falls Falcon Account.  Here are some benefits:

    Signing in first when you are off campus is very important because some resources that included in Search@UW will be included in your search only if you are signed in.

    Signing in allows you to easily place requests for materials from other UW libraries.

    Signing in allows you to easily add items of interest to a personal e-shelf.

    When you select “My Account” in the left panel is a “Personal Settings” button that lets you “Personalize your results”, select “Edit” & you may check a major discipline box to refocus your search results. But remember to deselect it when you are done, otherwise it is saved in your account & will be used whenever you login.


      Looking for something more specific?

      To search a more specialized database, see UWRF's complete Databases A-Z.


        Search examples

        "Emerging avian disease" Using quotation marks will retrieve this exact phrase

        Sherman Alexie This will retrieve information by and about Sherman Alexie. For Author/Creator limits use the facet in the panel to the left of the search results.

        "initial public offering" AND Facebook Connectors AND, OR, NOT must be CAPITALIZED. If not, the connectors are included in the search.

        glacia* Use * for a wildcard search for glacial, glaciation, glacialist, etc.

        wom?n Use ? to do a single character wildcard search, this will retrieve woman or women


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