How to use Search@UW
What am I searching with Search@UW?
- 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.
What if I am looking for something more specific?
- To search a more specialized database, see UWRF’s complete Databases A-Z list. The Category drop down groups them by UWRF class subjects.
- Journals A-Z will give you a list of UWRF electronic journals.
How do I search?
Enter the keywords for your topic in the search box. You will quickly see a list of results that matches your keywords. You can then use the "Refine My Results" facets found on the left hand side of the screen after you do a search. For example, there are facets for limiting to Peer Reviewed (scholarly) articles or Full-Text articles. There are additional facets for Resource Type (article, book, etc.), Topic, Date, Author, Languge, and more.
Can I truncate searches in Search@UW?
Use * for a wildcard search. For example, entering glaci* as a search term will search for glacial, glaciation, glacialist, etc.
Can I search for a phrase in Search@UW?
Use quotation marks around phrases to search. For example, a search for “Emerging avian disease” will search in Search@UW as a whole phrase and not the individual words.