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OneSearch: Library Catalog

About the Library Catalog

The Library Catalog contains books, ebooks, journals, magazines, newspapers, DVDs, audiobooks, music scores, images, maps, TTU dissertations and theses, and archival collections.

If you're searching for books, using the Library Catalog search is an easy way to limit the results.

Type your search words and click Library Catalog.

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Library Catalog Keyword Search

Type title, author, or subject keywords in the search box. Look for important information in the results list.

  • Descriptive details about the item.
  • Type of item: book, video, audiobook, etc.
  • Availability: call number or online access.
  • Multiple versions are available.

All Quiet on the Western Front search results

Too many results? Try Advanced Search

Already know what you're searching for? Customize your search on the Advanced Search menu.

OneSearch automatically shows results that include any record with your search keywords, regardless of where the word is located in the record. Use the drop-down menus below the text search box to narrow the results to a particular format type or to search by author, title, subject, and more.Drop-down Menu Options to Narrow Search

Using Advanced Search gives you more control over your search. A simple search looks for your search keywords anywhere in the item record, but the Advanced Search allows you to specify where in the record to search for your keywords. Find the Advanced Search link to the right of the search box.

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The Advanced Search contains two search text boxes. You can use one or both, combining them with AND, OR, NOT (Boolean operators) to expand and narrow the search. The drop down menus on the right give you additional options to narrow the search by date, material type, and language. 

Advanced Search with "The Color Purple" in the title field; "Alice Walker" in the author/creator field

  • Any field searches anywhere in the item record.
  • Title searches only in the title of the item.
  • Author/creator searches only in the author(s) of the item.
  • Subject searches only in the subject terms assigned to items. Subject terms are Library of Congress Subject Headings, a controlled vocabulary of subject terms accepted by the Library Catalog. 
  • Donor searches the donor name field in the item record. 

Browse Search

Browse Search allows you to search alphabetically by subject, author, title, or call number.

Browse Search Option to right of search box

In the results list, click the entry to see the associated records. 

Browse by Author Isaacson, Walter

Subject Guide

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Kimberly Vardeman
Texas Tech University Library
Basement, Office 4
(806) 834-4156