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UC Library Search: Browse Search

This guide gives tips on how to use the UC Library Search system.

UC Library Browse Search

UC Library Search also offers a Browse Search option. Use this search to review Subjects, Author/creators, Titles, Library of Congress call numbers, or SUDOC numbers in sequential order.

You can find the link for UC Library Browse Search under the search box on the UCSB Library website.

UC Library Search Browse Search

If you have already executed a Simple Search from the UCSB Library website, you can easily find the Browse Search link at the top of your screen above the search box.

Browse search circled above the excecuted simple search box from UC Library Search from UCSB Library website

Once you have entered Browse Search, you can choose to focus your Browse Search by Subject, Author/creator, Title, Library of Congress call numbers, or SUDOC numbers.

UCSB Library Browse Search Options

UC Library Browse Search Tips: 

Browse by Subject: Subject headings with two phrases can be searched with our without hyphens.

Ex. Global warming -- Public opinion

Ex. Global warming - Public opinion

Ex. Global warming Public opinion

Browse by Title: Beware of titles that begin with articles!

In some instances articles, such as The, A, or An, must removed.

Ex. The social media revolution > social media revolution

Library of Congress: A space is necessary at the end of the first set of numbers and anything that follows.

Ex. PQ283 .W55 2014 or PQ 283 .W55 2014

You can also choose to just search by class number alone.

Ex. PQ283 or PQ 283

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