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What is Search@UW?

Tips on Searching

Basic searching

A standard search will retrieve information containing all of the keywords.

Example: Peshtigo fire will retrieve materials that include both keywords.

Searching a person's name will retrieve information BY and ABOUT the person.

Example: Isabel Allende

Use quotation marks to search exact phrases.

Example: "data mining"

Use an asterisk(*) for truncation searching.

Example: organic farm* will retrieve: organic farm, organic farms, organic farmers, organic farming, etc.

Finding Peer Reviewed Articles

From your list of search results, click on the Peer-reviewed facet.

Click on Peer-reviewed under Refine My Results

Results will show materials from peer-reviewed journals, BUT some articles shown may not themselves be peer-reviewed (e.g., book reviews, letters to the editor). For help determining if your article is peer-reviewed, see our Scholarly Sources guide.

Advanced Searching

To search for a particular title, author, subject, or to limit by publication date, use the Advanced Search link on the results page.

displaying where advanced search is located on page

Connector words (AND, OR, NOT), also referred to as Boolean operators, must be CAPITALIZED.

Example: social media AND privacy will retrieve materials that mention both keywords.

Example: death penalty OR capital punishment will retrieve materials that mention either keyword

What to search?

Search Drop down menu

By default, Search@UW searches Everything: articles, books and e-books, videos, and more. You can also use the drop-down menu to switch to one of these specific sets of search results:

  • UWGB Books, media & more: books & media available from UW-Green Bay (however, you will see items from other UW Libraries if they own the same item as UW-Green Bay)
  • UW Libraries Books, media & more: books & media available from UW System Libraries. You can have physical materials sent to your UW-Green Bay campus for free.
  • Course Reserves: items set aside by a professor for a course.
  • UW Digital Content: digitized materials from the UW System, including some dissertations/theses, presentations, images, audio/video recordings, and more.