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WGST 300: Missing Indigenous Women: A Global Perspective (Winter 2024): Searching for books

Basic Search

When searching for books, you'll use the Quick Find catalogue (see Where to Start tab).  Once there, type in your keyword(s) or search terms and then limit your results (on the left) to Books under Resource Type.

You can further limit your results by publication date, subject, language, home library, etc. as needed.

Your list of results will include both ebooks and print books in all four of the academic libraries on campus.

The following video (click on image below) demonstrates how to use a basic search to find and access an ebook in our catalogue.

For more tips and video tutorials on using Quick Find, please see Archer Library's Quick Find LibGuide.

Subject Browse

A Subject Browse can be helpful, especially if:

  • you are having difficulty determining keywords
  • you are still deciding on an essay topic
  • you need fairly general resources about a topic

Access the Browse feature by clicking on Quick Find, Advanced Search and then Browse (third heading across the top).

On the yellow Browse by drop down menu, scroll down to either Canadian Subject Headings (CSH) or Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH).

Remember that when typing a person's name into a Browse search, you must enter their last name first.

Click on the image below to view a demonstration of a subject browse.

Advanced Search

You can use an Advanced Search when needing to string together more than one keyword with search operator words, like and, or or not.

An Advanced Search can also help you locate items by title, author, and more.

The following video (click on image below) will demonstrate how to do an Advanced Keyword search, a Title search and an Author search.

For more tips and video tutorials about using Quick Find, see Archer Library's Quick Find LibGuide.

Requesting access to physical library material

If you wish to obtain a physical item (printed book, dvd, etc.) from any campus library, you can visit that library, find the item on its shelf, and take it to that library's borrowing desk to check it out.

If you live outside of Regina or are otherwise unable to come to campus to retrieve physical library material, you can request books for:

  • pick-up at the library of your choice (please note that there may be several days transit time if items have to be sent from their home library to the pick-up location you have chosen)
  • mail delivery to your home (within Canada, but outside of Regina)
  • digital delivery (if you know which pages or chapter numbers you need).  Note: due to copyright regulations, we cannot provide an electronic scan of an entire book, nor can we digitize any sections of commercial textbooks.

See the videos below to learn how to place these requests in Quick Find.