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.
- 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
Moving Images are located in the Art/Music Library on the ground floor of the Rush Rhees Library.
Loan period for Moving Images is 1 week. There is a limit of 5 DVDs with one renewal for each.
Only current students, faculty and staff with a current UR ID are eligible to borrow DVDs and videocassettes.
Moving Images 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 Moving Images, 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.
For assistance with finding material, or to recommend a purchase, contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Databases provide access to a variety of content: articles, books, journals, newspapers, dissertations, 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.