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This guide is intended to help you use the search interface on the Library website to locate library resources, including books, dvds, and journal articles.

Search Everything

This search bar located at the top of the page will allow you to search for books, articles, dvds, and other library resources.

  1. Begin by entering your search terms into the "search box" (1).
  2. Cilck the green "search" button to the right of the search box.
  3. You will be taken to a list of search results.

  4. The list of results is located in the center column (4).
  5. You can further refine your search using options on the left.  "Full text online" will remove items in print and items for which there is only a citation.  "Scholarly & Peer Review" will return only results from a scholarly source, such as a peer-reviewed journal (5).
  6. "Content type" will allow you to specify the kinds of resources you want, such as only newspapers (6).
  7. "Discipline" will allow you to narrow your search by broad subject area (7).
  8. "Publication date" will allow you to narrow your search to resources published within a certain date range (8).
  9. Additional limiters are available at the bottom of the screen (9).
  10. Please ask a librarian for further assistance.

 

More Search Options

Additional search options are available when you click the "More Options" button to the right of the search box at the top of the page.

  1. "Advanced Search" will take you to an advanced search screen. If you are unfamiliar with advanced search, a librarian can assist you with this.
  2. "Help" will show options for contacting a librarian, as well as any online tutorials.
  3. "Subject Guides" will show guides, tutorials, and lists of resources compiled by a librarian.  These are organized by discipline, subject, or topic.
  4. "Databases" will show a dropdown with options that will assist you in locating one of the library's periodical databases.  See "Find Databases" for more information.
  5. "A Specific Journal" will show a dropdown with options that will assist you in locating a specific journal publication.  See "Find Journals" for more information.
  6. "Library Catalog / Worldcat" will show links to the Library Catalog and Worldcat.  For more information about the Library Catalog, see "Library Catalog".
  7. "DVDs" will allow you to search for DVDs in the Library Catalog.  See "Find DVDs" for more information.

 

Find Databases

From the Library home page, additional search options are available when you click the "More Options" button to the right of the search box at the top of the page.

This interface is designed to help you find periodical databases containing articles in a particular subject or discipline.

  1. Begin by selecting a subject from the dropdown and clicking search (1a), clicking a letter to browse alphabetically by title (1b), or typing all of part of the title of a known database into the white box and clicking search (1c). This will bring up a list of databases matching your request. Alternatively, you may click the button on the right to view the entire list of databases (1d).
  2. You will be taken to a page with a table listing databases. 
  3. The table can be further searched using the subject dropdown at the top left of the table (3a), and the search box at the top right of the table (3b).
  4. The left-most column contains the names of databases. Clicking on a name of a database will take you to that database (3c).
  5. You may also search our multidisciplinary databases. These databases cover a wide range of subjects, and contain vast numbers of articles. To search a multidisciplinary database, click one of the icons (4) at the top of the table, or use the "Find Articles" tab on the search interface located at the top of the page.
  6. Further help is available for specific databases.
  7. Please ask a librarian for further assistance.

 

Find Journals

From the Library home page, additional search options are available when you click the "More Options" button to the right of the search box at the top of the page.

This interface is designed to help you find issues from a specific journal or publication. To search for articles by topic, use the tab for "Find Articles".

  1. Begin by using the tabs at the top (1) to select a method of searching. You may
    • Search by title or ISSN
    • Browse alphabetically by title
    • Browse by subject
    • Browse by medical subject
    • Search by DOI or PubMed ID Number
  2. Choose an appropriate tab, enter your information, and click "search" where applicable.
  3. You will be taken to a display of results.
  4. For each journal title, a list of date ranges and the database where that range of dates is located will be displayed.
  5. Under the title of the journal you are interested in, click on the name of a database (5) to go to the listings for that particular journal.

 

Find DVDs

From the Library home page, additional search options are available when you click the "More Options" button to the right of the search box at the top of the page.

This interface is designed to help you find DVDs in the Library Catalog.

  1. Begin by entering your search terms into the "white box" (1).
  2. The dropdown at (2) for college will let you choose which college’s holdings you wish to search. Several Montana academic libraries' catalogs are available. Leave it on Carroll College, unless you know that you wish to search the catalog of another institution.
  3. The dropdown at (3) will let you choose how your search terms will be treated. Words or phrase, author, title, subject, series, and ISBN are all available options.
    • Words or phrase will search for your terms anywhere in the record.
    • Author will search for your terms as all or part of an author’s name
    • Title will search for your terms in the title of the record only.
    • Subject will search for your terms as a Library of Congress Subject Heading.
    • Series will search for your terms in the series title of the record only.
    • ISBN will search by an International Standard Book Number (ISBN).
    • Please ask a librarian for further assistance.
  4. Advanced search (4) will take you to the advanced search screen in the Library Catalog.
  5. Click Search (5)
  6. You will be taken to a list of search results in the Library Catalog. Click here for help with the catalog
  7. Click on the title of an item of interest (7) to view the catalog record.
  8. The catalog number on the record (8) indicates where the DVD is shelved. Our DVDs are not located with the print collection. For assistance in locating a DVD, please see the front desk.
  9. To go back, click "go back" on the red bar near the top middle of the page.
  10. To begin a new search, click "new search" on the red bar near the top middle of the page, or begin a new search from the library homepage.