Thursday May 23, 2013
Library Hours: 7:30am to 10:00pm
Eastern Michigan University Library
Finding Books using Esearch
You are able to search the library's collection of books, articles, e-books, etc., using Esearch, which is found on the "Articles & More" tab. By default, the "Articles & More" tab should be active when you navigate to the library's homepage. If not, simply click it to begin your search.
The results page is composed of two main sections—a shaded area with options to limit your search and the actual results. To limit to books, go to the "Content Type" limiter in the shaded area on the left of the screen and select the box next to the "Book" limiter. The page will refresh and display the books found in the library's collection.
If you wish to refine your search further, use the various other limiters on the left. A checkmark indicates that a limiter is selected. If you don't see the desired option or would like to exclude certain terms, be sure to click the "More Options" link found under each heading, which will open a pop-up window allowing further refinements.
To limit by "Publication Date," you can either use the slider graphic to set an appropriate range, or input specific dates in the boxes below. When finished, click "Update" and wait for the results to refresh.
By default, results are sorted according to relevance. If you would like to change the sort order, use the drop-down menu in the shaded region.
Hovering over a title will open a pop-up, which includes more detailed information about the item.
The "availability" heading will list whether the item is available or checked-out, as well as its call number and location.
NOTE: If a book's record gives the location "ARC storage," you must place a request to have the item retrieved. To do this, click the title, which will transport you to the item's detailed record in the library catalog. From here, you will be able to request it. For more information, see the Requesting Items from Storage tutorial.
Click the title to locate the book in the EMU Library's holdings.