Get to know the Library's search engine

Performing searches step by step

All the contents you need can be found in a single search box. Follow the steps below to make the most of the search engine:

  1. Search

    Write the keywords, the title of the content or the full name of the author in the search box.

  2. Refine the results

    By default, you will receive information from the Library, the UOC's O2 Repository and the recommended reading of the courses. 

    On the results page, find more precise information quickly with these search tips.

  3. Read the contents

    On the results screen, click on any of the titles and a new page will open with more information about the resource.

    If the book, article or journal...

    is available online, you can access it directly from any of the links in the Available at section. 

    is both online and in paper format, choose which option you prefer and, if appropriate, request it on loan.

  4. Manage your requests

    From My account you can consult your loan reservations and cancel or renew the books you have requested. You can also save the documents that you consult the most in My favourites.

  5. Find resources by area of study

    On the Search the digital collection by field page you'll find databases, journal platforms and other types of resources sorted by subject area (use the Filter by study area option).