The Library Catalog searches the library's home collection. This includes books, e-books, journals, DVDs, and media that we own or have electronic access to.
The Browse Search allows for a more specialized search such as by Library of Congress call number, SUDOC call number (a form of call number for government documents), and other specialty call numbers.
A Browse Search by subject, title, or author is useful for displaying a list of subjects, titles, or authors that fall under the particular phrase or term searched. See the example below of a Browse by author search on Dick, Philip K.:
Access the Library Catalog.
The Simple Search defaults to Keywords anywhere. It will accept any combination of terms: keyword/topic, subject, title, author, ISBN, ISSN, and so on. Use the Library Catalog to search for books/ebooks, journals/ejournals, DVDs/emovies, and other media. For a more granular search that includes articles from newspapers, journals, and magazines in addition to the materials listed above, use the ARTICLES, Books & More (Discover) tab instead.
Additional search tips:
Upon getting your initial list of results, use the Refine My Results filters on the left side of the screen to refine your results by Resource Type (books, journals, media, etc.), Availability ("Available in the Library" for physical items or "Available Online" for online access), Date (by year), Library Collections (government documents, Main Stacks books, ebooks and so on), and more. Use Refine My Results to narrow within your search results in order to produce a more manageable and relevant list of matches for your search terms.