Search It: What can it help me search for?

 

Search It is a tool that allows you to search for most (but not all) of the online and print materials owned or subscribed to by K-State Libraries. You can start using it right from the Libraries’ homepage!

What can it do? How can it help me search?

  • You can find books, articles, music, movies, ebooks and more...
  • You can narrow search results by topic, date, language and more...
  • You can filter your results so that you only see things like peer-reviewed articles and full-text online resources.
  • You can customize your account to generate results more closely related to your major or research area and create alerts for newly added materials.
  • You can save your searches and results and view them later.
  • You can export specific results into citation management software like RefWorks.

When should I use it?

  • When you are beginning research on a topic and you are not sure how to begin
  • When you only need a few sources for a small assignment or research project
  • When you are doing multi- or cross-disciplinary research
  • When you are having trouble finding resources in other subject-specific databases

When should I use other resources?

  • When you are doing subject-specific research. For certain subjects (ex. Business), the most extensive and useful research material can be found in our more focused / subject-specific databases.
  • When you already know the title or other citation information for a book or article that you want to read. It is can be much easier to use the Catalog, E-Journals, or Google-Scholar to find specific materials.
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Last updated: 01/27/2014