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Communication: Books

UC Library Search

 

WorldCat Discovery @UCSB

WorldCat Discovery @UCSB is a way to find books and other materials located in libraries outside the UC System. 

Google Books

Google Book Search

How to Find Books in the UC Library Search Catalog

Simple Search

  • Single white box
  • Look up resources by keyword, title, author, or subject
  • Huge results list
  • Many different types of resources; articles, books and more
  • Best when you are NOT looking for particular types of sources, e.g. - popular, scholarly, primary sources, empirical studies, DVD, etc.
  • Refine results by applying various facets on the left margin

Advanced search

  • Use for complex searches. 
  • Many more options
  • Specify Articles books or more (big results list); Resources in the Library (small results list of mostly books); etc.
  • Specify the material type - format (book, articles, journals, images, audio, video, scores, maps, dissertations, or government documents)
  • Specify one or more fields - author, title, subject, ISBN
  • Specify publication year, language,  book
  • contains, starts with, exact phrase
  • Multiple Keywords or Subjects (search for "african americans" OR blacks AND "academic achievement" AND child*)

Browse Search

  • NOT for keyword searching
  • Use for known item searches - e.g., titles, authors, subject headings

Still can't find what you need for your research? Contact me at achikowero@ucsb.edu!

InterLibrary Loan

Request an item directly from UC Library Search or a database (FASTEST service):

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