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English 102: College Writing (Prof. Holly): Finding Books

Research@UWW

Research@UWW is a one-stop solution for the discovery and delivery of books, ebooks, government documents, media, articles, images, and more. It includes many, but not all, of the UWW libraries' databases in addition to records for all physical materials in UW System libraries. 

Log in after your first search to ensure you're seeing all available citation and have seamless access to full text and UW Request borrowing.

Research@UWW

Sample Searches

Sample keyword searches:

"cell phones" OR cellphones

cellphones AND teen*

Use Reference Universe to find Reference Books

Reference Universe  is different from most Andersen Library databases in that it looks for entries in reference books, such as encyclopedias, owned by the Library. Reference Universe works when searched using simple methods, such as searching for a few words or a phrase. Unlike other databases, truncation and nesting will not help you.

Sample searches:

wright richard

new mexico

After running a search, click on "View x Index Entries" or "View x Article Title" to get the page numbers of the entry and then, back on the result screen, click on the book title to get the location and call number. Once you get this information you can go to the Main or Reference collection to find the book, or click on the ebook link to view it online.

Enter your search terms:

Book Stack Directory

Find Books on ShelvesWant to know where your book is located in the stacks of the Main or Main Oversize Collection? You can look it up on this Book Stack Directory with map.

Ebook Central Search

Ebook Central, is a large ebook database subscribed to by the Andersen Library. It contains over 120,000 online books on a wide variety of topics. Search it by typing your query in the box below. 

EbscoHost eBooks Search

Search full text of Ebsco's eBooks and eBooks Academic databases by typing your query in the box below:

Search EBSCOhost eBook Collection

Gale eBooks Search

Search full text of Gale Virtual Reference Library ebooks by typing your query in the box below:

Oxford English Dictionary

Search Oxford English Dictionary

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