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Quick Search: Overview

About Quick Search

The large search box on the library's website is the library's discovery tool.  It works like Google to discover content from the Advocate Aurora Library's databases, classic catalog, and institutional repository.  It is a great tool to use when you need to quickly find content on a topic. 

Use Quick Search to discover:

  • articles,
  • print and electronic books,
  • book chapters,
  • conference proceedings,
  • dissertations,
  • journals and more.

Click on the Find Articles, Find Books, or Find Journals tab to limit your results to one of these specific content types.

The Advanced Search link is helpful when you want to refine your search.

For Comprehensive Literature Searches

These databases will provide more relevant, precise search results than the library's quick search boxes.