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Library Search Guide: Home



The library's search is the primary way to find items at the University of Manitoba Libraries. If you have visited the U of M Libraries' homepage, you surely have seen it. 


From the search field, you can find any items that the Libraries has access to, including booksscholarly articlesjournalsnewspaper articlessubject guides, DVDsstreaming video, and more. Some of these items are physical (hardcover books, bound journals) and some are digital (online articles, subject guides). 

Click on any of the help topics below to read more about using the library search

To access your library account online, you can sign in directly from the Libraries' homepage with the Sign In to My Account link, or when searching, click on the Sign in link in the top right-hand corner of the page.

Read more about My Account

You can renew the items you have already borrowed ("loans") to give you more time before they are due. You can renew your loans when you sign into your library account.

Read more about renewing your loans.

Accessing the full text of an online book or article allows you to read the entirety of the item. When you find an online book or article that you want to read, click on the Full text available link from your search results.

Read more about accessing full text articles.

You can find out if one of the libraries at the University of Manitoba Libraries has a copy of the item and whether it is currently available by looking at the item's Availability. In your search results, for physical items there will be availability information viewable.

Read more about checking an item's availability.

Start your search by typing keywords into the search field on the Libraries' homepage.

Read more about basic searching.

The Advanced Search menu allows you to mix various search elements to create a focused or specialized search of all Libraries materials.

Read more about advanced searching.

If you want to check to see if this is the right edition of a book, find a summary or chapter titles, and other information, check the Details section. When you have found an item you are interested in, click on the item's title and a pop-up window will appear.

Read more about finding information about a book.

The See all versions link on the results page groups together items that are similar, for example - all editions of the same book. This is important if you would like to see if there is a newer or older edition of the same book.

Read more about viewing versions.

If you need some suggestions for other resources, check out the Related Reading section.

Related reading is typically given for journal articles and is viewable on the right-hand side of the pop-up window when you click on an item's title.

Read more about article recommendations.

Need more help? Use our Ask Us service to get help from library staff.


If library staff are not currently available, your request will be added to an email queue. We will respond as soon as possible.