New Library SearchPosted: September 20, 2010
LibrarySearch is a new GoogleTM-like search tool that allows you to quickly find and access library resources, down to the journal article level, as well as items beyond the Griffith collections. It is a simple and easy way to start looking for the information you need.
Regardless of whether you are looking for a book, eBook, journal article or multimedia resource, LibrarySearch will help you find AND access what you need – fast!
With LibrarySearch, you will find a large number of resources which will be automatically ranked so that the most relevant resources appear at the top of the screen. You can find exactly what you need limiting your search by:
- Content type (e.g. journal article);
- Location (e.g. Gold Coast);
- Subject term; and
You can also limit your search to scholarly, peer-reviewed publications or items available in full text online. With a single click, you can then sort your results by date or relevancy, preview a record or access the full text of an online book or journal article.
If you are searching for a particular title, you may find the LibrarySearch advanced search option works best. Using advanced search you can enter a combination of terms such as author, title and publication date and then go directly to the record you need. Advanced search will also let you limit your search to items held only in the library catalogue.
You can choose to use the new LibrarySearch to maximise your results, or you may prefer to conduct more ‘traditional’ library searches – the choice is yours. There are links from the library homepage where you can search just the library catalogue or databases if you prefer.
LibrarySearch will not find all the content available in the Library’s databases. You may still need to search the specialised library databases to find additional information and specialised content such as legal publications, case law, statistics, company information etc.
For more information about using LibrarySearch, click on the Help link, pick up a Library Search Tips sheet , visit your campus library or call Library and IT Help on Ph. 3735 5555 (Brisbane) or Ph. 5552 5555 (Gold Coast).
We value your feedback. To tell us what you think about LibrarySearch click on the Feedback link at the top of the search screen.