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Philosophy Research Guide

Using Quick Search to Find Books & More

Quick Search helps you find ISU Library books, ebooks, and many other types of materials. Because Quick Search is so huge, here are a few tips:

To find books:  

  • Enter your search terms in the box and click search. You can use Tweak my results on the right of your search results page to select choose Books, under Format Type.  You can also use the Advanced Search tool to select material type.


To find ebooks: 

  • Follow the steps above for finding books, and then use Tweak my results to select Full Text Online, under Availability. Use your ebook's Online access link to open and read the book!

Advanced Search's other drop-down menus provide additional search control options, allowing you to specify that your words appear in the title or author or subject areas. You can also narrow or redirect your search results using the Tweak my results links that appear on the right of your search results page.

If We Don't Have the Book...

If the ISU Library does not have a particular book or article you need, you can use our Interlibrary Loan service. We will borrow the book you need from another library--which could take up to a week. We can also get articles, which will be scanned and sent to you via your e-mail. There is a form you need to complete to get the process started.

Your Librarian

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Dan Coffey
152 Parks Library