SearchWise covers all subject areas and includes a vast amount of resources in many formats. Library resources may also be found by searching these links:
SearchWiSE supports the following browsers:
- Internet Explorer 8.0+
- Firefox 18.0+
- Safari 6.0+
- Chrome 28.0+
General Search Tips
Be specific for best results, e.g. photography during the civil war, not just civil war.
After entering a search, use the facets on the left to narrow the results:
target only peer-reviewed articles
show only items with Full Text available online
include newspaper articles, books, journal articles, and more
limit your results by content type, discipline, date, subject terms, language, or library location.
Expanding your search
Mark the checkbox above the results box labeled "Add results beyond your library's collection" to search more places and include items not found in FAU Libraries. For items not available in the FAU Libraries collections, click on the title and scroll down to "Request document through ILLiad" to place an interlibrary loan request for the item (Pre-registration required to use this service).
Example of Search: Careers
To include or exclude concepts, ideas and topics in your search, use the operators AND, OR and NOT:
- career development planning
- career planning
- higher education
- job hunting
Using two or more of these concepts, ideas and topics with AND will yield more specific results:
- careers AND employment
- careers AND salaries OR wages
- higher education AND salary
- training AND development
- wages AND education
Of course, you can always add standard limiters such as:
- "United States"
Remember to use "quotation marks" around phrases for more specific results.