Search Tips for Articles & Books Search
Print the Cheat Sheet (PDF).
Searching can be done in any language.
Change the search interface language from the English default to another language in the upper right of the search screen.
If you get too many results, you may want to explicitly search a single field using the format:
Searchable fields are
Basic search and advanced “with these terms” search across many fields automatically, including ISBN, ISSN and call number.
By default, all terms in a search are combined with AND.
Search phrases with quotations marks: example “to be or not to be”
Combine words with AND, OR and NOT in capital letters: example cats AND dogs
Use OR to expand search results: example microcircuits OR nanocircuits
Use NOT to exclude items: example "iron man" NOT downey
Substitute ? for a single character: example wom?n (finds woman or women)
Substitute * for several possible letters: example child* (finds child, childhood, children etc.)
Either character can be used at the end or in the middle of a word, but cannot be used as the first character of a word.
For best results, log in when using off campus.
Full text articles are available to current students, faculty, and staff from off-campus using either your NetID or VPN access.
When you click on the link of a licensed full text resource, you will be prompted to login with your NetID and password.
• Internet Explorer 6.0+
• Firefox 3.6+• Safari 4.0+
• Chrome (stable version)
Articles & Books Search detects the device and browser you are using and provides the appropriate interface. No app download is required.
Use UR_Connected or UR_RC_InternalSecure (NOT UR_Guest) to access articles and other online materials you find in Articles & Books Search. For help getting connected or more information about these networks, see http://www.rochester.edu/it/wireless/ .
The following devices work with Articles & Books Search
• iPhone 2.0+
• BlackBerry 8500+
• Android 1.0+