What are you searching?
The main search box on the library website says "Search the Library". What does that mean?
⇒It searches for print and ebook holdings in the NEOS Libraries catalogue AND ~300 databases AND the Education and Research Archive (ERA). All in one search.
NEOS Library Catalogue: The print & online collections of UA Library + our NEOS partner libraries.
To search the Library Catalogue only, click the 'Catalog Only' box under the search bar. You will find materials such as:
U of A students and staff will be prompted to authenticate with CCID & password after beginning their search. This allows access to ebooks, ejournals, and other online materials that the library subscribes to.
Guests can look up library holdings using the Guest Catalogue link above the search box.
Searching the Library Catalogue:
To limit your results to physical items and Ebooks in the NEOS catalogue, click the 'Catalogue Only" box.
Limiting your search to find Ebooks:
Limiters are located on the left of the results page. In this case, limit the Publication Type to 'Ebooks' --and the Location to 'University of Alberta Internet'.
Accessing an Ebook through the full catalogue record:
Scroll down to find the University of Alberta Access link for access.
There are various ways to limit searches, including to all or parts of the library catalogue. Need help?
HELP: EBSCO Discovery Help Files OR
Find Databases. Use a discipline-related database to help focus your search.
What are you searching?
Databases focus on the literature of a specific discipline and may include:
Find the databases that work for you:
HELP: Ask Us for help with identifying useful databases, search strategies, and research resources.
Use the Find EJournals search to:
See the "Find Books and Articles" or "Find Databases" tabs on this guide to learn more. Need help? Ask Us
Example Journal Search:
1. On the page, type the title of your journal into the search box, eg:
2. You will get a list of results.
In this case, there are many journals that start with the word Nature. Choose the first title link on the list:
3. This will lead you to a Get It window which lists all options for access to the journal through UAlberta Library subscriptions.
In the case of the journal, Nature, we subscribe to the full run of the journal directly through Nature publishing, which is indicated on the Get It screen. The Get It screen will include any Open Access holdings that are available to those of you who are not current UA students or staff.
4. Choose the link that corresponds to the date range that you need.
In this case, access to the entire run of Nature since 1869 is available through the publisher subscription that is linked at the bottom of the list.
Reach into the collections of:
For Current UA Students, Staff, Faculty
Instructions to turn on UALibrary "Get It" links:
During the pandemic, we expanded access to Hathi Trust online books while library stacks were closed.
Now, library stacks are open!!
So, all circulating books are now available to borrow.
University of Alberta current students and staff continue to have access to standard Hathi Trust content.