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Search performs a broad search of Library resources based on your search terms.

Select a search category from the dropdown to filter your search.

UQ Library search categories.

Start typing your search terms to see a range of suggested search terms.

Click Advanced Search to perform a more specific search.

Books

The Books search provides a filtered list of results limited to books, book chapters and eBooks.

Search examples

Perform a phrase search if you know the title of a book:

"harry potter"

You can put an author's name in the search box, or other related information:

rowling

You can search by keyword:

wildlife AND tourism

You can search by call number:

  • GN25 .K67 2012
  • gn25 .k67 2012

When searching for call numbers - follow the search example, including spaces, to guarantee your result.

 

Filter examples

Filter by content type:

Content type - Book/eBook and Content type - Book chapter

Journal articles

The Journal articles search provides a filtered list of results limited to journal articles and magazine articles.

Search examples

You can search on article title or magazine title:

  • anzac biscuits
  • schoner wohnen

You can perform a keyword search on the subject matter:

greek architecture

 

Filter examples

Filter by content type:

Content type - Journal Article and Content type - Magazine Article

Multimedia

The Multimedia search provides a filtered list of results limited to a range of content types including: video recordings, streaming video, music recordings and scores, sheet music, images, drawings, graphics, posters, slides and paintings.

Search examples

You can search by artist or composer:

mozart

 

Filter examples

Filter your results by content type:

  • Content type - Music score
  • Content type - Streaming video

Filter your results by specific subject terms:

Subject term - Voice score, with piano

Filter your results to online only, or a specific location

  • Location - Online
  • Location - Architecture and Music Library

Journals

Search examples

You can search on complete or partial Journal or Newspaper title:

  • international journal of sustainable development
  • international journal of sust
  • Courier Mail

You can search on keywords in the Journal or Newspaper title:

  • sustainable development
  • morning herald

Tips

Click the Check for more results in print link if you have not located your journal

Database

The Database search performs a keyword search for words in the database title and summary.

  • You are not searching the actual database - just its title and summary.
  • If you are not searching for a specific database - it is best to browse the subject list.

Search examples

You can search on complete or truncated words:

  • civil engineering
  • civ eng
  • engin

Tips

  • Try searching for parts of words if your search is unsuccessful: Example: eng - for engineer or engineering
  • Truncation is automatic - you do not require wildcards such as (*)

Catalogue

Search examples

You can perform a complete or partial title search:

harry potter and the goblet of fire, or just the beginning, e.g. harry potter

You can perform an author or organisation search:

  • smith william or smith w (surname first)
  • university of queensland Bookshop

You can perform a keyword search on subject matter:

  • wildlife tourism

Catalogue help materials

Exam papers

The Exam Papers search performs a course code search for past exam papers if available.

Search examples

You can search on a full course code or the first four letters:

  • crim1000
  • crim

Course reading lists

The Course reading lists search perform a course code search for your course reading lists.

Search examples

You can search on a full course code or the first four letters:

  • phil3110
  • phil

Special collections

  • Fryer Library - Australian literature, manuscripts, architectural plans, artworks, rare books
  • Multimedia collection - Feature films, documentaries, TV shows, instructional, theatre and music and more available on DVD and video stream
  • UQ eSpace - UQ's digital repository which includes UQ publications, theses, research datasets, digitised material and more

How to find specialised information

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