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SearchBox is a Google-style search experience for the vast majority of the library's electronic resources, the WRLC catalog, and other locally available content (e.g. Library Subject Guides, American University Digital Repository). From a single box, SearchBox searches full-text content, article citations, and library catalog records and returns a list of results ranked by relevance.
It is the place to start your search for scholarly journal and newspaper articles, books, videos, maps, manuscript collections, music scores and more. From the search results, users can access the full text of articles, or see if a book is on the shelf.
- WRLC Catalog
Search the WRLC Catalog directly. This interface is preferred by some users.
- A-Z Databases
Browse individual databases (trial and subscription) by Subject, Type, or Vendor.
- Journal Finder
Browse Journals by Name, Type, or Citation; Search for Journals by Title.
- Subject Guides
Detailed resources by subject developed by Librarians to aide the research process.
- Browser Extension
LibX (AU Specific) provides direct access to the Library's resources in a browser.
- Google Scholar
Use the power of Google to find AU resources. Links back to Library records in results.
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