Subject Guides

Searching for books in Find It!

When you search in Find It!, you're searching in the Library Catalog, Local Digital Collections (Special Collections' Digital Materials and Binghamton University-created materials), and a mega-index of scholarly e-resources including articles, book reviews, ebooks, and more. After you search, you can refine the results with the limiters on the left side of the search results page. These include such limiters as date ranges, location, subject headings, and languages.

There are a couple ways to search for books in Find It!

The easiest, most direct way, is to use the simple search on the Libraries' front page and select 'books.'

Screenshot of the Libraries simple search, with the "books" selection highlighted


For more advanced searching, follow these steps:

  1. On the Libraries’ website, click Advanced Search on the Find It! tab.
  2. For material type, select Books.
  3. Enter your search terms.
  4. Click Search.

Screenshots of the Libraries' advanced search

Locating books

Find It! search result with building/collection and call number highlighted

Library of Congress call number cheat sheet