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QuickSearch: Books Video Tutorial

In this short video, you will learn how to quickly find books in QuickSearch.


QuickSearch: Books

In this short video, you will learn how to quickly find books in QuickSearch.

QuickSearch is a powerful tool that allows you to search most of Sacred Heart University Library’s resources from one search box. For a full list of the resources being searched, click on the “What is QuickSearch?” link in the QuickSearch box on the library homepage.
What is QuickSearch link in the main QuickSearch box

To begin, simply type in your search terms in the QuickSearch box on the library’s homepage and click Search.
World war ii propaganda keyword search

This will bring you to the results page. It is important to remember that QuickSearch will retrieve results in a wide variety of formats, including journal articles, books, DVDs, streaming videos, and more.
World war ii propaganda search results in QuickSearch

If you are just looking for books, you can simply click the “Books” checkbox under “Limit by Source Type” on the left-hand side. These results will include both books in the library and eBooks that you can read online.
QuickSearch Limit by Source Type with Books selected

To limit the results down to physical books in the library, click the “Physical Collection” link under the Limit To section.
QuickSearch Limit To limiter with Physical Collection selected

Each result will display the book’s Location in the library, the Call Number, and the current availability Status of the book. Note down the Location and Call Number to find the book in the library.
QuickSearch book result example with location, call number, and status

If you would like to find similar books, you can click on a book title from the results page. Scrolling to the bottom of the page, you can click on the Similar Books section to browse related books in the library’s collection.
QuickSearch Similar Books results

Similarly, you can browse other books by the author by clicking on the Other Books by this Author section.
QuickSearch Other Books by this Author results

For further assistance with finding books in QuickSearch or any other questions, feel free to contact us at the library!

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