Scout is the libraries' main discovery tool, meaning that we bring together a significant amount of library resources (not all though!) for easy searching and retrieval from a single search box.
The Libraries' Catalog (Classic Catalog) provides access to all of the material holdings we have at UA Libraries. Search for books, journal titles, government documents, maps, sheet music, video, audio recordings, and more.
Available e-books and e-journals make up the Libraries' e-resources.
Databases are indexes of information about published material. Purchased by the libraries and searchable by subject (English, Engineering, etc.) and resource type (Newspaper, Biographies, Abstracts, etc.)
OneSearch is heavily integrated with the Google search API (Application Programming Interface), and searches 3 separate custom API "buckets" or distinct areas: The Libraries' Website, our FAQs, and our Research Guides
The library maintains an extremely comprehensive FAQ database (Ask A Librarian) that contains natural language answers for common questions asked by students, such as:
Research guides are a great starting point for your library research. Guides contain library resources (databases, journals, etc.) and non-library resources (websites, films, etc.) for different subjects or classes.
With the Google API, OneSearch matches an index that is specific to Research Guides only. Helpful when looking for (or matching) course-specific resources as well as searching general subject research guides.
In our digital archives you can find historical records, maps, letters, yearbooks, magazines, photographs, drawings, UA theses and dissertations and so much more, all available for you to digitally explore.
The Bento also searches the University Libraries' YouTube Channel. which contains a variety of instructional and informational videos about using library resources, items, tools and facilities.
To search our YouTube channel directly, please visit YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsDuwCJv5oDvrPNQnNVbfUQ