Library Search Tips

Watch our video about how to search for a book in the library.

Watch our video about how to search for an eBook in the library.

More Search Tips!

  • Use the searchbox on the Blanchardstown library homepage to search all of the library resources: books, ebooks, journals and other library resources. 
  • Our Moodle module has a helpful guide on using the library searchbox.
  • You can search by title, author or topic and type of resource.
  • Books will be clearly identified as books in your list of search results, Journals will be marked as ‘Academic Journals’ and so on.
  • You can refine your search results using the ‘Refine Results’ section on the left hand side of the page.
  • For print books, your search results will show you:
    • Where a book is located in the library
    • Its call number, i.e. the number on the spine of the book that helps you find it on the shelf
    • Whether the book is available or checked out
  • eResources will contain a link that will give you direct access to the resource.

For more information on how to search and how to develop a search & keyword strategy, use our helpful LibGuide.