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How do I search QuickSearch?

Learn how to search the library's catalog of resources.

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Betty Sue Jessup Library

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Charlottesville, VA 22902

Search QuickSearch

Step 1:

Start on the library's homepage, and look for the "Find More" box. QuickSearch combines results from the library catalog and many of our databases into one single search.

library homepage find more search box


Start on the QuickSearch homepage, and enter your search terms.  

quicksearch homepage


Step 2:

Look above each result to identify the type of source.  For items available online, click "view online" to access the resource.  For books in the Circulating Collection, follow these instructions to find the book on the shelf.   
search results include book, video, and article


Step 3:

If needed, limit your search terms to specific types of materials or to only those physically stored in the library (Show Only > On Shelf).  Use the filters on the right or at the top.

use filter on top of screen to limit results    use filter on right side of screen to limit results   resource types filter on top of screen



  • One pro tip is to use the exclude button next to the resource type to remove certain types of sources from the results.  For example, are you seeing too many articles and don't want them in your results?  Click the exclude button to remove them.
    exclude button next to resource type 
  • Want to see everything that's out there, even if our library doesn't have access to it?  Check the "Show me everything" box at the bottom of the right menu.  Request it through Interlibary Loan if we don't have it!
    show me everything box
  • Contact a librarian if you're really stuck!