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ScholarSearch: What is it?: Basic searching

Information about Drew Library's discovery service, with tips on how to use it

Some tips for basic searching


For a basic search, enter keywords, a phrase in quotes, or an exact title in the search box,  and click "Search."

Your results may  include articles, books, ebooks, media items, book reviews, newspaper articles,  encyclopedia articles, and more .

Using Advanced Search gives you more options for better results.

To look for a specific article or item in Scholarsearch enter the title in the single search box. In this example, we are searching for an article entitled “What can we do” by Walker Skeeter. By using Scholarsearch, you will know if Drew Library has ready access to the item.


In this case, the pdf is immediately available (see below). if you're searching from off campus you may get a message at the top of the page about logging in for more access.  Log in with your drew username and password and you will be able to access the resource.


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