Home page search options

Search

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

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

Click the Search button to select a search option.

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

Start typing to see popular search suggestions for those keywords.

  • Click Advanced Search to perform an advanced Summon 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:

  • Example: "harry potter"

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

  • Example: rowling

You can search by keyword:

  • Example: wildlife AND tourism

 

Filter examples

Filter by content type:

  • Example: 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:

  • Example: anzac biscuits
  • Example: schoner wohnen

You can perform a keyword search on the subject matter:

  • Example: greek architecture

 

Filter examples

Filter by content type:

  • Example: 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:

  • Example: mozart

 

Filter examples

You can filter your results by content type:

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

You can filter your results by specific subject terms:

  • Example: Subject term - Voice score, with piano

You can filter your results to online only, or a specific location

  • Example: Location - Online
  • Example: Location - Architecture and Music Library

Journals

Search examples

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

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

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

  • Example: sustainable development
  • Example: 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:

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

You can perform an author or organisation search:

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

You can perform a keyword search on subject matter:

  • Example: 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:

  • Example: crim1000
  • Example: 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:

  • Example: phil3110
  • Example: 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

More how-to guides

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