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Search Tips: Getting Started

How to effectively search using our interface.
Last Updated: Jan 8, 2024 4:36 PM

Welcome to UB Libraries Search

Learn how to find and use library materials at UB and across SUNY.

We now have a single, unified system that gives you the ability to search databases, UB library collections, and all SUNY campus library catalogs, all in one place, all at one time.


What Am I Searching?


The Everything search engine allows researchers to use one search box to discover reliable library content. The default search features Everything UB + SUNY: physical materials held by UB and SUNY and online materials (including articles) held by UB. The search can be narrowed or expanded by selecting a different scope from the dropdown menu.

You can search within different areas of the UB Libraries and SUNY collections, including:

  • Everything UB + SUNY - materials owned by UB and SUNY, and print and electronic articles available at UB;
  • Everything UB - materials owned by UB, including articles;
  • Online Resources - UB materials available online, including articles, ebooks, and more;
  • UB Libraries Catalog - materials owned by UB, excluding articles;
  • Articles - print and electronic articles available at UB;
  • SUNY Catalog - materials owned by UB and SUNY, excluding articles;
  • Everything UB + SUNY + WorldCat - materials owned by UB and SUNY, articles owned by UB, and records in the WorldCat database.

Logging In

Log in from the upper right menu on the Library search page.

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Why Should I Log In?

  • Access your account to view what you currently have checked out
  • Request or renew items
  • View full search results
  • Save items from your results list and searches you have performed for future use
  • Set preferences to reflect the way you usually search and save them for future sessions
  • Export citations to Endnote and Zotero