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Quick Search

Quick Search is a search tool that allows you to access many different types of resources available at the Library (online and print) in a single search. Rather than searching for things like books, scholarly journals, newspaper articles, eBooks and media on separate databases, Quick Search lets you find them all at once.

Find Books in Quick Search

Using Quick Search

Quick Search can be used to search for books, eBooks, articles, streaming video and more!

To start, simply enter your keywords in to the Quick Search bar on the Library website and select Search.

Screenshot of library home page with Quick Search highlighted

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To limit your results to book and eBooks, check off 'Library Catalog' under Refine Your Search and Book/eBook under Content Type..

Screenshot of results in Quick Search, highlighting the Library Catalog option under Refine Your Search

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If the item is a print book, the record will tell you that it is a Book and where it can be located on the shelf. Clicking on the link will direct you to the full record in the catalogue. For more information on how to use the Catalogue, please visit the Find Books in the Catalogue section of this guide.

If the item is an eBook, click on Full Text Online to be sent directly to the eBook. To access the book, you will need to use your Durham College network login information.

Screenshot of item in Quick Search results list

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