See our Library Services Updates page for information about changes to Rasmuson Library Services.

UAF students, staff, and faculty can now enter the library to pick out or to return their own materials, accessing the library by PolarExpress card.

Public library patrons can again place holds on our materials through the public library's catalog. Items can be picked up at the Noel Wien Library or the North Pole Branch.

University patrons who are reluctant to enter the library can still check materials out by appointment. Set an appointment to pick up items.

Visit the UA coronavirus information website to learn how the University of Alaska is responding to the novel coronavirus/COVID-19 situation and find links to communications, policy guidance and resources.


What is QuickSearch & How Do I Use It?

What is QuickSearch?

QuickSearch is a "discovery search" database you can use to search the Library Catalog and some UAF Library databases at the same time.  

QuickSearch searches approximately 95% of UAF Library databases. Databases it doesn't search include ProQuest databases & Westlaw. 

Searching QuickSearch

  1. The fastest way to use QuickSearch is to type a keyword, title, or author into the search box and click search. 

    QuickSearch Basic Search

  2. Advanced searchers will want to click the Advanced Search link to access the Advanced Search screen. 

    Advanced searchers will want to click the Advanced Search link

    Once on the Advanced Search screen, type your query and click search.

    Example of an Advanced Search

Understanding QuickSearch Results

After conducting a search, use the limiters on the left to fine tune your results. For example, if you're just looking for Academic Journal articles, click the Academic Journal articles limiter.

Limit your search to Academic Journal Articles

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This page was last modified on May 7, 2018