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Answered By: Lorraine Falconer
Last Updated: Mar 20, 2017     Views: 50

If you're searching for a known article, or a known title of a book, journal, book chapter etc, in the search box on the Library home page (CrossSearch) don't include all the details of the reference to the article or book. Use the title, and put quotation marks around the title

This will put your title to the top of your search results.

It's also good to do this for a phrase - words that should appear next to each other in what you're looking for. eg "the factors that affect changes over time in digital literacy"

If CrossSearch still doesn't find it, try going to Advanced CrossSearch (click the link at the top of your search results):

  • For a Journal or Book title, select Publication Title from the All Fields picklist and enter some words from the title.
  • For an article or book chapter title, select Title from the All Fields picklist.
  • Select Author from the All Fields picklist and enter an author's last name.

More CrossSearch Help

CrossSearch doesn't contain everything we have, and in most cases won't tell you if we don't have something. So you can also try searching our catalogue

In the catalogue you can search for Book and Journal titles but not article or chapters. If you find we have the Journal, check the dates we hold it, and you may be able to find it in print on our shelves or be able to browse to it online, starting from the link in the catalogue.

Go to catalogue.