Anywhere or Keyword Searching: Useful if you are unsure of the correct Library of Congress subject heading. Try using two or three of the most significant words from the topic for which you are searching. An Anywhere search will find all occurrences of a word in a library catalog or a database. What follows are some examples of Anywhere searches:
film and wom#n [finds woman or women]
child* [finds child, child's, children]
visual theory ["and" implied between words]
city or cities
Format Limit: To find multimedia (e.g., CDs, DVDs, videocassettes, etc.), go to the Advanced Search screen. Under "Limit your search further by:" is a drop-down menu for format:
A consortium of North American university, college, and independent research libraries that acquires and preserves traditional and digital resources for research and teaching and makes them available to member institutions though interlibrary loan and electronic delivery. The UCF Libraries are a member of CRL.
A catalog of library collections from the U.S. and around the world. It is the world's most comprehensive bibliography, with millions of records for books, periodicals, and other materials in 370 languages and covering information from 4,000 years of knowledge. It includes RLIN (Research Libraries Information Network) catalogs and the Union List of Periodicals.
Books in a Series
You can retrieve a list of books on various issues by searching the following series titles in Primo, the UCF Libraries catalog:
An invaluable resource for debaters, The Debatabase Book "provides background, arguments, and resources on over 125 debate topics in areas as diverse as business, science and technology, environment, politics, religion, culture, and education... Each entry presents: the topic; an introduction placing the question in context; arguments pro and con; sample motions; and web links and print resources for further research" (publisher's blurb). Among the topics included: Arizona's immigration law, corporation rights during elections, deep-sea drilling, Congressional redistricting, local food movement, Iran's right to possess nuclear weapons, and soft drink/junk food tax.
The Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service enables current UCF students, faculty, and staff to borrow materials — such as books and journal articles — from other libraries that are not available at the UCF Libraries.