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How do I start searching the library catalog?

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ASign in to your account
  • View all Hamilton resources
  • Request items
  • Renew items and view your account
  • Keep a list of favorites
BEnter your search terms

Results contain all the words used. These may match words in a title, author names, subjects, abstract, or other fields.

  • Use quotes (" ") for an exact phrase (e.g., "human rights")
  • Use the asterisk (*) as a wildcard for one or more characters (e.g., recycl* - retrieves recycle and recycling)
CLimit your initial search
  • Hamilton Resources - Search Hamilton books, articles, videos, and more
  • Books at Other Libraries - Search for and request items from other libraries
  • Course Reserves - Search by instructor's last name
DRefine your results

Show only items available online or physically shelved in the library. Include or exclude items by resource type, date, author, etc.

EAdvanced search

Pre-limit a search to specific fields, material types, language, and publication dates.

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