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Search for books, ebooks, articles, and other items in the University of Rochester Libraries. When viewing search results, change options on the left to improve relevance or to expand your search.

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  • searching phrases with quotations marks:  example  "to be or not to be"
  • combining words with AND, OR and NOT in capital letters:  example  cats AND dogs
  • substituting * for several possible letters:  example  child* (finds child, childhood, children etc.)
  • searching within a title: example title:(robin hood)

Use the Voyager Catalog to find books, journals and more. Both traditional print and electronic format materials (many full text) are included in Voyager.

Keyword(s) search looks for all words in the search box. Don't use AND, OR, NOT in your search.
Ex: social networks students

To select an alternate search index (Author, Subject, etc.) use the drop-down menu.

Advanced Search enables you to build a more complex search including optional limits.

The eJournals search is a way to find the journals, newspapers, and some books, that are available electronically at the University of Rochester.

To see if a specific journal, newspaper, or book is available electronically, click the "Title begins with" radio button and enter all or just the beginning of the name:
Ex: Wall Street Journal
Ex: Handbook of

Otherwise, click the "Keyword(s)" radio button, and enter keywords. Results will be publication names containing those words, NOT titles of articles or book chapters.
Ex: behavior psychology

Use quotation marks to search for phrases:
Ex: "comparative literature"

Type a word stem to find all variants:
Ex: biog finds biography, biographical, biogeochemical

DVDs and videos are located in the Art & Music Library, which is Room G134, on the ground floor of the Rush Rhees Library.

Loan period for DVDs and videos is 1 week. There is a limit of one renewal on DVDs.

Only current students, faculty, staff, and proxy borrowers with a current UR ID are eligible to borrow DVD's and videocassettes.

Videos and DVDs in the FMS Special Collection circulate to River Campus faculty and select grad students only. Other students, faculty and staff may view these items in the Art & Music Library.

There are no overdue fines on videos and DVDs, unless the item is 2 weeks overdue; at that time the item will be designated "lost" and the patron will incur a $50 fine. This fine will be removed upon the return of the DVD or video.

Databases provide access to a variety of content: articles, books, journals, newspapers, disserations, images, data sources, chemical structures, patents, etc. Each database has its own distinctive purpose and mix.

    • If you know a database by name, type the name or part of it into the search box to find it quickly.
      • ex: PsycInfo
      • ex: muse
      • ex: web of science
    • Also use the search box to find databases in a subject or content area by entering keywords:
      • ex: biology
      • ex: book reviews
  • Browse by Name to find a specific database if you know the first word in the name of the database.
  • Browse by Subject lists librarian-recommended databases for academic subjects taught at the University of Rochester.
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With more than 3.5 million volumes, extensive digital resources, and world-renowned collections of rare and unique materials, the River Campus Libraries forms the intellectual foundation of learning and research at the University of Rochester. The iconic Rush Rhees Library, located at the heart of the campus, is home to the Art and Music Library; the Digital Humanities Center; the Department of Rare Books, Special Collections & Preservation; the Gleason Library, a flexible, collaborative study space; the Rossell Hope Robbins Library for medieval studies; and the University Archives. The Carlson Science and Engineering Library, located in the Computer Studies building, houses the VISTA Collaboratory, a state-of-the-art data visualization lab. The Physics-Optics-Astronomy Library is located in the Bausch and Lomb building, and there is a small reference library in the Laboratory for Laser Energetics.

The libraries are committed to providing expert research assistance, increasing access to digital and physical resources, and developing technology-enriched spaces. We invite you to read our strategic plan to learn about how the libraries are transforming the 21st century scholarly experience at the University of Rochester.

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An electronic collection of Arthurian texts, images, interviews, and basic information

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UR Research

Institutional repository of faculty and student research; unique library materials

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An electronic collection of texts, images, and information on the Robin Hood tradition

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