Enter your search terms, and select a desired category:
When searching Everything or Articles, natural language often works well.
For Books and Media, keywords or short, common phrases usually work better. Use quotation marks for an "exact phrase."
You also can search a digital object identifier (DOI) or International Standard Book Number (ISBN) for a known item.
For more complex searches like (climate change OR global warming) AND polar bears, use Advanced Search.
Once you have a set of results, select and apply relevant filters (e.g., peer-reviewed journals, available online, etc.) on the left of the screen.
If desired, use the search menu to change your category (Everything, UHCL Books and Media, Articles, etc.).
Select and then apply filters on the left to narrow your results:
To retain an active filter throughout your session:
To turn off a persistent filter, click again on the padlock, not on reset.
For items with online full text, click either the record title or Available Online to proceed to full text. Action icons also are provided for sources citing this record, sources cited in this record, a draft citation (MLA, APA, Chicago, or Harvard style), permalink, pinning to favorites, and more.
The detailed record pop-up includes access to full text sources (e.g., SAGE) and export actions. Use Export RIS to export a record to EndNote desktop version. Use the EndNote icon to export to EndNote Web. Use the arrows on the left to navigate to previous or next records or the X to close the detailed record and return to the browse screen.
If full text is not provided, sign in under "How to get it" for a link to UHCL's ILLiad Interlibrary Loan service where you can submit an article request.
Detailed records for books include a Sign In prompt to Request an item from another campus library. In the Request pop-up you'll specify a pick-up location. A "not needed after" date and any comments are optional. You'll receive an email to your UHCL account when the item is ready for pickup.
Advanced Search offers many options for creating precise results:
Sample search for videos on the subject of climate or global warming, while also finding the exact phrase polar bears:
Sample search for books by author Nathaniel Hawthorne:
Be aware that some ebook records lack the author/creator field. If you're not finding a work by a particular author, try using "any field."
Sign in with your UHCL username and password to:
Once signed in, click the down arrow to the right of your name, and select a menu option such as My Loans:
The menu option My Account provides an overview as shown below, which includes access to your loan information as well as any requests, fines or fees, blocks or messages, and personal details:
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