Advanced Research in the Social Sciences: Find Books and More

Explore the comprehensive database in Electronic Dissertations & Theses. Review abstracts and citations in the Scopus and Web of Science databases. Peruse and discover titles from WorldCat database. Bring your topics and we will seek and find!

Full-Text Access from Off-Campus

To secure access to subscription resources at the Marriott Library such as full-text articles or online books, please use your UNID and password. I suggest that you download the campus VPN to your home computer. Click for instructions for the downloading the VPN.

Find Multimedia

DVDs, CDs, and More

Multimedia resources owned by the Marriott Library are listed in Usearch, the Library Catalog. To find these resources use the "Advanced Keyword" search mode and use the "Format" box under the heading "Limits" to limit your search appropriately.

For example: To find a DVD on the subject of child development, in the "Advanced Keyword" search mode, enter "child development," as a general keyword search or a subject keyword search, limiting your search to Video, DVD, Film.

If you are looking for a specific DVD, in the "Advanced Keyword" search mode, enter the title of the item as a title keyword search, limiting your search to Video, DVD, Film.

New Reports

The United States Education Dashboard: The Dashboard presents indicators in 4 areas that are critical to improving educational results and achieving the President's 2020 college attainment goal.

Find Books

Books, Print and Electronic

Use these catalogs to:

  • Find books, both print and electronic, government documents, audio-visual materials, manuscripts, maps, software and electronic media.
  • FInd articles from a FEW of the Marriott Library's research databases.
  • Find the titles of journals or magazines libraries subscribe to, but not individual articles within each magazine or journal.
  • Search by author, title, subject, keywords, date, or ISBN/ISSN.

Usearch (Library Catalog)
Lists items, inclucing online books and journal articles, accessible through UU Libraries as well as journals, magazines and newspapers the U libraries subscribe to. Identifies the location of a book and indicates whether or not the book is checked out. For access to the full text of online books and articles, see Off Campus Access Information.

When you use Usearch, look to the left panel of the screen and you will see the many ways to limit your search. Some of the most useful limits might be Peer-reviewed Journals listed in the Show Only category at the top and the various choices under Subject and Creation Date. 

It is important to remember that for a more comprehensive article search with advanced searching capability, you should use the article databases tab within this guide.

A combined catalog of over 14,000 libraries from around the world listing over 40,000,000 items. You can place an Interlibrary Loan request for items found in other libraries while online. The book will be sent here while articles will be sent directly to you in an email.

For a quick search in WorldCat use the box below:

Search Techniques

Use the information from last semester about how to effectively search:

  1. Choose keyword or subject (thesaurus) or try both methods.
  2. Use Boolean connectors: AND, OR, NOT
  3. Identify the type of information you discovered:(it is an article, book, chapter, or book review) in order to select the appropriate resource.
  4. Record the information about the resource for your Works Cited. For a tutorial on how to use Endnote Web, click here.




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