The following are examples of specific types of searches:
To view your results
Results are returned for each database searched. The number of Article Matches for each database appears when the search is completed. To view results for a particular article resource, click on the link to the right of the resource title. You will be taken to that resource, with your search already performed.
To locate articles
After clicking on Article Matches and entering the database, follow the links within the database to locate the actual articles. Look for the following options:
After examining some of the articles, you may want to modify your search strategy in the database itself.
To locate books
To locate books at the UIUC library click on Books Matches for the Books, Music, Theses, etc. in UIUC Library Catalog. Click on the title of a book you are interested in; call number, location, and status information will be located near the bottom of the page.
If you get no results in a search
If you receive no matches for some of your databases, there may be no books/articles in those databases that correspond to your search terms.
If you receive no matches in ANY database, try the following:
To modify your search
Click on the Modify Search button at the bottom of the Results page.
To begin a new search
Click on the New Search button on the bottom of the Results page.
To access all of the Library’s databases
The Library subscribes to more than 200 databases, and Easy Search includes only a small selection of these. Use UIUC Library’s Online Research Resources page if you wish to use a database that is not included in Easy Search.
Need more help?
If you have a question about using Easy Search, or it does not seem to be working properly, Ask a Librarian for help.