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Library Tutorials

This guide's purpose is to house and provide access to numerous tutorial videos and related materials to enhance patrons' information literacy skills and help them navigate the library collections effectively.

What is 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

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