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ENGL 102: College English II

Smart Search

What is SmartSearch? 

SmartSearch is a discovery search tool that allows users to search multiple databases and the library's online catalog to find the books, journal articles, videos, and other items that you are looking for. SmartSearch doesn't cover all of the databases that you have access to, but it does cover many of them. For a more concentrated search, it is beneficial to search our electronic databases individually that are relevant to your chosen subject and topic area.

When using SmartSearch, results may be refined by:

  • Availability in the library collection
  • Full text availability
  • Peer reviewed
  • Date
  • Source type (books, academic journals, magazines, trade publications, news, etc.)

Using Smart Search at the University Libraries

SmartSearch Tutorial

This tutorial will show you how to search for articles using SmartSearch, a library search engine that provides results from a variety of different databases the University Libraries subscribes to. At the end of the tutorial, a certificate of completion will be provided for you. You will also be given the option to email your responses to yourself or retake the tutorial if you would like to. Click anywhere on the image to begin.

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