About UP Library Search

UP Library Search is the gateway to locating books, videos, CDs, and other items owned by UP as well as the 39 libraries that participate in the Summit borrowing system.  UP Library Search also includes articles, dissertations, and many other online resources.  Questions? Please Contact us to report any problems and tell us how it is working for you.

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About UP Library Search

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About UP Library Search

What is UP Library Search?

It is a single tool for discovering materials available at the Clark Library, Summit libraries (39 academic libraries in the Pacific Northwest), and libraries around the world. The Clark Library's other databases are still available, but some are also searchable through UP Library Search.

Does UP Library Search include all of the Clark Library’s databases and resources?

It includes some, but not all of our subscription databases. Some of the providers included are JSTOR, Gale, Science Direct, Web of Science, Sage, Project Muse, and the Directory of Open Access Journals. However, WorldCat and EBSCO databases are not included but can be searched separately. Visit the Clark Library’s Subject Guides to see which databases are the best for your discipline (biology, history, nursing, etc.).

Can I still use WorldCat?

Yes. Use WorldCat to locate and request items owned by libraries outside of the Summit system.

Can I use UP Library Search on my mobile device?

The system’s interface allows you to search directly from any mobile device. For best viewing, flip to horizontal.

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What are the searching basics I need to know to get started?

The basic search screen has one box. Enter keywords, a title, ISBN etc. The default setting will search UP + Summit + Articles, but you can use the drop down menu to select a different collection to search (UP Only, UP + Summit). On the results screen use the facets in the left column to refine results to those that best meet your needs. There is also an Advanced search option. [More search tips - PDF]

How can I search by author or title?

Choose Advanced Search and use the drop down menus to search by author, title, subject, etc. Use the drop down menu of search options (located to the right under the date range) to limit the search to UP Only, UP + Summit, or UP + Summit + Articles. Thanks to your feedback, we have added a direct link to the Advanced search on our library homepage. Alternatively, you can choose Advanced Search from the Quick Search screen (link is next to the Search button).

How do I find videos and movies?

You can either browse a list of Popular Videos or search using the steps below.
  • Change Material Type to Audio & Video
  • Change the drop-down menu to UP Only
  • Enter a keyword, title, or use $$ to search all videos. Example search
  • Look in the left column of the results screen for Physical Location. Choose Popular DVDs to see what is available on the shelves next to the Service Desk. Choose Media/Videos to see what is available in the lower floor media collection.

What do the color dots next to the results mean?

  • Green = Available to you immediately as a physical item that can be checked out from the Clark Library, or as full text online (choose View Online).
  • Yellow = Available from a Summit library and can be delivered to you within a few days for pick up at the Clark Library Service Desk. Choose the Find or Request tab to order it through Summit.
  • Gray = For articles it indicates that an article is not available as full text. For books or videos, gray indicates the item is currently unavailable either locally or through Summit. Choose the Find or Request tab to see requesting options.

Does UP Library Search work with citation management tools such as RefWorks?

There are two ways to export to RefWorks or similar tools. On the results screen, choose one of the tabs below each item (Find or Request or More Information) to see a Send to menu, which includes an option for RefWorks. Or you can star items of interest in your results list, then choose the e-Shelf link near the top of the screen to send them to RefWorks all at once.

How do I find permalinks for items in UP Library Search?

On the results screen, choose one of the tabs below each item (Find or Request or More Information) to see a Send to menu, which is where you can find and copy the permalink. Permalinks are useful for directing people to specific sources by sharing them in an email, in web pages, in Moodle, etc.

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Why should I sign into UP Library Search?

Signing in has the added benefit of connecting you to full text resources and options for requesting items. You can also renew items, check fines and hold requests, and access other features such as e-Shelf, saved searches, and alerts.

How do I sign into UP Library Search?

Sign in from the upper right corner of the screen. Then enter your UP network username and password.

How do I place a hold on UP’s copy of a book?

Sign in to your account, then choose the Find or Request tab. Choose the Request UP's copy link.

More Help and Feedback

If I can't find what I'm looking for in the new system, what should I do?

Ask us and we'll help you out. No system is perfect and there are always mysteries to solve!

How can I provide feedback on this new system?

Your input is valuable! Tell us how UP Library Search is working for you.

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