Leeds University Library

Search@Library: research made easy

Published Wednesday 3 September 2014

Screen shot of Search@Library results page

Here are our top tips for getting the most out of the new Search@Library

Search@Library makes research easy by bringing the Library's full text content together in one search. It provides one place to find print and online books, individual journal articles and reference information from research databases.

The simple technique of "search - refine - find" means finding relevant information and retrieving the full text of articles is much easier.


  • Search@Library is available from the Library homepage and the IT & Library tab in the Portal
  • Enter your keywords into the basic search box
  • Use the Advanced search to search by author, title, publication name, or a combination of details (eg title and date, or author and keyword).  


  • Use the Library Catalogue filter on the left to limit your results to items that the Library holds. This will show you books, journals (titles only, not individual articles), databases, etc.
  • Use the Location filter to view material in a particular Library location, for example Special Collections or the Edward Boyle Library
  • Use the Content Type filters if you are interested in a particular format, for example DVD/Videorecording, archival material, dissertation/thesis or patent. You can also select a material type using the Advanced search
  • Your search results will display only full-text items, but you can select Add results beyond the Library's holdings to search more widely.
  • Use the full text links to access our online material instantly
  • Use the location information to locate our print material in the Library
  • Save your results to your temporary folder, but remember to email these to yourself or save them to EndNote (or other referencing software) before closing the browser.  

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