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This guide will give you some tips and tools for finding books in the UW Libraries.
Last Updated: Nov 26, 2012 URL: Print Guide

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Search UW WorldCat for Books

UW WorldCat: Search UW Libraries and beyond What is UW WorldCat?

UW Worldcat is especially useful when you want to search as broadly as possible for a topic or when you are seeking a relatively rare item that isn't likely to be available at the UW. It also facilitates borrowing books from other libraries.

Tips for searching UW WorldCat for Books

  • Try a keyword search E.g., for Sociology, "social aspects" or "sociological aspects"]
  • Use the Topic limit (one of the links along the left of your search results) to narrow the scope of your search to a topic relevant to you.
  • Getting too many results? Don't want to wait for interlibrary loan? Try searching the UW-only Catalog for items *only* in our system.
  • See more info on UW WorldCat >>

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