Tips and Tutorials for UNCG University Libraries' New Search

What can I search from here?
  • Articles, books, DVDs, music, and other items from our library and 70,000 other libraries around the world.

  • What else does the new search do?
  • Provides links to some of the online articles provided by the library.
  • Allows those with a UNCG username and password to log in to see library subscriptions from off campus, search those resources, and get full text when available.
  • Lets you know if books and other items are available for checkout.
  • Fills in Interlibrary Loan requests for articles and unavailable books.
  • Includes user tags and book lists.

  • What are the most important things to know about the new search?
  • Firefox is the recommended browser for this catalog
  • Quotation marks can help if you’re looking for one specific book "Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness"
  • Availability link - See if an item is available in the library
  • UNCG University Libraries menu - Floor locations for call numbers, Reserves search (if your instructor has reserved a book, DVD, or other item for your course)
  • Renew Items/My Account Sign in - Use your UNCG ID number to renew checkouts
  • WorldCat Sign In - Create a separate account to tag results, create book lists to share or export to EndNote
  • Ask Us - get help by chat, phone, IM
  • Search Overview

    What kind of features are inside search results?
  • Click into a title to see these features.
  • Search Overview

    Is there any reason to use the old catalog?
  • Find an item by call number
  • Limit search to a library branch (The Harold Schiffman Music Library) or to a library affiliate (Multicultural Resources Center, Teaching Resources Center, etc.)
  • Browse items (title begins with, subject begins with)
  • See floor locations listed right next to call numbers
  • Full text links into online videos and other streaming media
  • Request items for Faculty Campus Delivery service, use the old catalog
  • Find print journals by journal title. Coming soon! For now, use the old catalog

  • Tutorials for the New Search
  • Find a Book - 1 minute introduction to searching for a book, getting availability and location, and other features of the new search here at UNCG.
  • Using the Library Catalog - 4 minute introduction to building a topic search for a book, finding a book by title, and also finding a book by a specific author.
  • WorldCat Local Help - Online guide includes “search guidelines” with descriptions of keyword searching, search connectors, and more. Created by OCLC.
  • Search WorldCat Local - Introduction to keyword searching and refining results in the Ohio State Library WorldCat catalog. Flash-based, 7 minutes long. Created by OCLC.
  • Advanced Searching - Introduction to the Advanced Search page and search commands in the Mattoon Public Library catalog. Flash-based, 8 minutes long. Created by OCLC.

  • Which other resources can I use?
  • If you don’t find what you want through this search, try the Research Guides. The old catalog search will be available for a limited time. You can also Ask Us! for help.
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