Search for books, ebooks, articles, and other items in the University of Rochester Libraries. When viewing search results, change options on the left to improve relevance or to expand your search.
Use the Voyager Catalog to find books, journals and more. Both traditional print and electronic format materials (many full text) are included in Voyager.
Keyword(s) search looks for all words in the search box. Don't use AND, OR, NOT in your search.
Ex: social networks students
To select an alternate search index (Author, Subject, etc.) use the drop-down menu.
Advanced Search enables you to build a more complex search including optional limits.
The eJournals search is a way to find the journals, newspapers, and some books, that are available electronically at the University of Rochester.
To see if a specific journal, newspaper, or book is available electronically, click the "Title begins with" radio button and enter all or just the beginning of the name:
Ex: Wall Street Journal
Ex: Handbook of
Otherwise, click the "Keyword(s)" radio button, and enter keywords. Results will be publication names containing those words, NOT titles of articles or book chapters.
Ex: behavior psychology
Use quotation marks to search for phrases:
Ex: "comparative literature"
Type a word stem to find all variants:
Ex: biog finds biography, biographical, biogeochemical
DVDs and videos are located in the Multimedia Center, which is Room G122, on the ground floor of the Rush Rhees Library.
Loan period for DVDs and videos is 1 week. There is a limit of one renewal on DVDs.
Only current students, faculty, staff, and proxy borrowers with a current UR ID are eligible to borrow DVD's and videocassettes.
Videos and DVDs in the FMS Special Collection circulate to River Campus faculty and select grad students only. Other students, faculty and staff may view these items in the Multimedia Center.
There are no overdue fines on videos and DVDs, unless the item is 2 weeks overdue; at that time the item will be designated "lost" and the patron will incur a $50 fine. This fine will be removed upon the return of the DVD or video.
Databases provide access to a variety of content: articles, books, journals, newspapers, disserations, images, data sources, chemical structures, patents, etc. Each database has its own distinctive purpose and mix.
The River Campus Libraries hold more than 3 million books in both print and electronic formats, over 40,000 active journal titles, as well as microforms, videos and other formats. The arts, social sciences, and humanities collections are housed in the Rush Rhees Library, which was designed to serve as a centerpiece of the River Campus when it was dedicated in 1930. Rush Rhees is home to a number of special libraries and collections, including the University Archives, Rare books and Special Collections, and the Rossell Hope Robbins Library, which specializes in medieval studies. Anchoring the west side of campus, in the computer studies building, is the Carlson Science and Engineering Library. Collections in support of physics, optics, and astronomy are located in the POA Library in the Bausch and Lomb Building. A small reference library is also sited in the Laboratory for Laser Energetics.