AAS 200: Intro to African-American Studies: Books & Videos

What's Browse?

While modern search methods are wonderful, there is still quite a bit of value to the idea of serendipity, suddenly coming upon something valuable that you weren't initially looking to find.  Sometimes just the title, or color can catch your eye, and introduce you to a new idea, new author or new perspective.  While not a replacement for the full library experience, the Browse feature within OneSearch can also lead to these types of discoveries...here we offer both a Browse By feature as well as a Virtual Browse

How do I start searching?

Search Everything

Search millions of our resources, including print books, print and e-journals, articles, media, maps, and more, but does not search everything to which UAB Libraries provides access.

Search the UAB Libraries Catalog

Search the actual holdings of UAB Libraries, including books, e-books, digital repository, and journals but does not search for individual articles, websites, etc.

Search for Articles

Search articles from databases indexed by Primo. Search most, but not necessarily all, databases at once.

Search Course Reserves

Search just those items placed on course reserve by the professor.

What do I do with search results?

Refining search results

From the results page, you will have several options. You can refine your search results using Facets (or limiters) along the left side of the page. Currently the default results list allows you to see only items the UAB Libraries have access to in full. If you'd like to expand your search beyond these borders, click on Expand My Results at the top of the Facets. This will allow you to see articles, not books, that are not currently owned/accessible to UAB Libraries. 

Use a facet

You may select one of the following facets: availability (full-text online/available in the library), library, resource type (ex: articles, books, dissertations, etc.), author/creator, subject, date, journal title, and language.

Locate an item

From the actual record of the item, you will see ways to SEND TO, LOCATE IT, VIEW IT, or GET IT

SEND TO: gives options for exporting, citing, permanent linking, printing, and/or emailing the record.

LOCATE IT: for items in print, this shows the location and call number of the item.

VIEW IT: this appears for electronic items, giving you the link to the item.

GET IT: this option will appear if you have located material available for Interlibrary Loan.


Can't Find It?

Interlibrary Loan is a service that enables you to borrow materials not available at the UAB Libraries from other libraries throughout the world. Through this service, UAB Libraries provides access to materials to support faculty, staff, and students in their study and research. Materials ordered through the Interlibrary Loan service should be for scholarly purposes.

You can start by logging in with your Blazerid and password here, https://uab.illiad.oclc.org/illiad/logon.html

For more information on Interlibrary loan, see https://library.uab.edu/services/interlibrary-loan

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