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Search Tips: FAQs

How to effectively search using our new interface.
Last Updated: Nov 20, 2020 3:09 PM

UB Search Frequently Asked Questions

How do I save my searches?

First, make sure you are logged in.

When you find an item you wish to save, click the pushpin iconin the top right corner of the record.

Additionally, your entire search can be saved by clicking the icon at the top of your results. Saved items are located in your Favorites.


How do I use Browse?

The Browse search allows you to browse library material (local material only) in order to find information of relevance quickly. You can browse material by author, title, and subject. In the results, you can click an underlined entry to see its associated records. It is also possible to browse by call number, which returns a list of associated records in brief format. Clicking a title displays its full record.

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Can I export the citations of items I found into EndNote?

Yes. Under Send To in the item's record are options to generate a citation or export to a citation manager. Select your preferred option and follow the prompts as they appear.

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How do I request an item that isn't available at UB?

Look at the Requests/Delivery tab in this guide. Finding an item through Everything is the easiest way to send a request. Please note requests of physical materials are unavailable until further notice. You may also access your library account to manually enter the information of the item you need. Ask a Librarian for more assistance.


Can I still search using my mobile device?

Yes. The new search interface is compatible with all mobile browsers.