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UC Library Search Help

The UC Library Search help guide.

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Simple Search

From the UC Library Search page, you can enter your keywords. In this simple search mode, when you begin typing your terms into the search box, a list of search scopes will appear along with suggested terms. UCI's scopes are Articles, books, and more, and Course Reserves. If you conduct your search without selecting a scope, the default search is Articles, books, and more, which is the broadest search scope.

You can select the Course Reserves scope to focus the search only on material that has been placed on course reserves.

A screenshot of the UC Library Search with keywords and a drop down menu indicating different places to search


You can see the search results are quite numerous and broad, and include books, book chapters, journal articles, dissertations, videos, and more.

Screenshot of a UC Library Search on the topic income inequality, demonstrating a broad list of results in various formats


See the Narrow your Search page for suggestions on how to filter your results in a number of different ways.