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Search@UW: Library Resources

Explains what Search@UW is and how to use it

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.  

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, Language, and more.
  • Click on the next tabs for more detailed information, along with tips and tricks.

What if I am looking for something more specific?

  • To search a more specialized database, choose one from UWRF’s Databases A-Z list. You can narrow down the databases by subject area and type at the top of the screen.
  • To search for a specific journal, use Browzine. You can browse by subject area or type the name of a specific journal into the search box.

How to Get Library Assistance

There are many ways you can get library assistance:

  1. Fill out an Ask a Librarian Form
  2. Set up a research appointment 
  3. Call the library at 715-425-3321
  4. Ask for help at the front desk in the library