Basic Search is a simple interface that allows you to enter and search any word or phrase, similar to a Google search. Head to the library homepage and use the search box to conduct a basic search.
On the right side of the search bar, a drop-down menu is available that allows you to select the kind of search you prefer. These options are as follows:
Choose the option that best reflects your research or information need.
|Search Everything||Select this option for results that include articles, books, and other materials owned or licensed by UVic.|
|Books & Media||Select this option for results that exclude articles. This option narrows your results.|
The search you enter can be very simple, without using any expert techniques.
If you are a more experienced researcher, Basic Search also allows you to use search operators that broaden or narrow your results.
If you would like additional options to help you narrow your search to the most relevant results, select Advanced Search.