When you do a Quick
Search of the Austin Library Catalog, you are using the
Encore Discovery search system from Innovative Interfaces.
Search is a new, friendlier interface for searching Austin
(the Felix G. Woodward Library catalog).
Quick Search acts more like a Web search
featuring new ways to quickly and effectively narrow your
results by keywords, library location, language, and date. It
is ideal for searching a broad topic or creating a general
list of library resources on a given topic.
Quick Search contains records from the Austin
Library Catalog, but
additional resources may be added at a later date. For
example, images from the
Digital Library can be incorporated into search results.
Note: If you do an Author, Title, Subject,
or Call Number search in the Catalog search box on the library
homepage, you will be using the Advanced Search feature from
the Austin library catalog rather than a Quick Search in the
In Quick Search there
are two ways of refining your search results:
In Quick Search, click the Log In link in
the upper right hand corner of the page to create custom lists
of materials you want to keep track of for later use.
Note: Your accounts
in Quick Search and the classic Austin Library Catalog
serve slightly different purposes. In both cases, however,
your library login is your last name and 9-digit A
navigation in the left-hand column lets you narrow your search
down by type.
If you are looking specifically for
online resources, simply limit your results by clicking the E
Resources facet and browse your search results.
In addition to e-books, the results may also include
non-book materials, such as websites, databases, and
In addition, if you unsure of format, the
Available option allows you to limit to just Online works.
Once you have located an item you are
interested in, click the linked text next to the orange arrow to open the
e-resource itself in a new window or tab.
you want to place or hold or recall on materials that are
checked out, click the Request it
link and follow the instructions.
This option will only appear next to items that have been
checked out. Holds cannot be placed on available
The requested material will be held for you
at the Circulation Desk when the item is returned. You will
receive notification by e-mail.
There are currently two ways to get to the
Austin Library Catalog Advanced Search from within the Quick Search
- Click on the "Advanced Search" link
just above the search box at the top of the page. This
will open up a new window or tab and take you to the
Austin Library Catalog Advanced Search page.
the detailed record for an item in Quick Search, click on
the View in classic catalog link. This will open up a new
window or tab and take you to the classic Austin Library
Catalog view of the same bibliographic record. Click back
in your browser to return to Quick Search.
the bottom of each item page is a heading for Community
Tags. Directly below this heading
is a text box where users can enter a tag. If the text box is
not visible, you can click on the heading Community Tags.
Enter your tag in the text box and click on the submit button.
If you've made a mistake in entering your tag, click on the
red "x" icon next to the tag. Your tag will appear immediately
on the item page, but could take up to 10 minutes to appear in
the tag cloud on a results page. You must be logged in to your Quick Search
account to use this feature.
on the Export to RefWorks link in the item
record to send the citation information into your RefWorks
account. A new window will appear asking you to log-in
to RefWorks. The citation will be imported into your
Last Imported folder in RefWorks.