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J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library

Library & Research 101: Find Specific Titles

This guide has been created to provide you with some tips and tricks for finding research and materials and to help you navigate the library's resources and services.

Find Specific Titles

Refer to the boxes below to learn more about finding books and journals by title. 

Librarians are available to answer your questions. Click on the Ask Us bubble for FAQs and contact options (chat, email, text, phone).

Frequently Asked Questions

Top 5 Library FAQ's:

Find Books by Title


To search for books (or anything else) by a specific title, it is helpful to put that title in quotes to search for that exact title, rather than everything with similar words. You can type the title into the library search window. 





Once you have typed in the title if you still don't see the book immediately it can help to apply the filters: 

  • held by the library (for physical books)
  • resource type > book


Find Journals by Title

To search for a specific journal by name select the journals tab or the search tab and type the name into the search bar. To search for journal articles use the search tab. 





Journals may be accessed online or in our serials collection on the ground floor garden level area. If looking for a specific issue make note of which years we have access to. This is viewable by clicking on the journal title. 



You can also access our journals through BrowZine. BrowZine is very useful if you wish to search for journals by subject or journal rank. To access click on the journals tab and then click on "browse journals powered by BrowZine" under the search bar. 





Once you have opened BrowZine you can select a subject and continue to narrow down by sub-topic as much or as little as you want. You can view the results alphabetically or by journal rank.