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New website feature eases search for McIntyre Library materials

September 4, 2013

LibrarySite-webEAU CLAIRE— Searching for materials at McIntyre Library at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire just got easier.

Whether looking for a book, article, DVD, map or government document, searchers now start at the same place: Library Search. Located on McIntyre Library's home page, Library Search offers users a single search box, similar to Google, with which UW-Eau Claire students, faculty and staff, and community users can access the library's entire collection, both physical and virtual, as well as materials available through other UW System libraries. View a 35-second commercial or two-minute video overview of Library Search.

Library Search offers the following:

  • One-stop searching: Results come from both article databases and the library catalog.
  • Streamlined borrowing from other UW System campuses.
  • Interdisciplinary search results.
  • Facets: Searches can be easily refined using sidebar menus.

Library Search will help UW-Eau Claire students and other users working on research, said Jill Markgraf, McIntyre Library's head of research and instruction.

"Our users can get overwhelmed by the sheer number of search tools available to them," Markgraf said. "Library Search takes the guesswork out of where to search for information on topics that are often multifaceted and complex."

And for users who prefer to search by discipline or in individual databases, access to McIntyre Library's hundreds of databases is still available from the library home page.

Assistance with Library Search is available by visiting the library reference desk, emailing library staff at library.reference@uwec.edu,calling 715-836-3858 or sending a text message to 715-403-5427.

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