Search within Title to look up a title.
When you search within Author, put the author's last name first. Like Carson, Rachel
An Expert Keyword search allows you to combine search terms for a more specific search. Use AND to narrow a search, OR to broaden a search, and NOT to exclude a term. Also, use quotation marks around phrases of more than one word:
When you find an item you'd like to use, be sure to note the location and call number. This information will help you locate the item in the library.
E-books will have no call number and will include the description [electronic resource] in brackets after the title. Click the title of the book and find the internet access link to view an e-book.
For help locating library materials, please ask your librarian.
The easiest way to find a specific book is to search for it by title in Library Quick Search. This will search both our print book and e-book holdings. To do this, copy the entire book title and paste it directly into the Library Quick Search box on our homepage.
The important thing to remember when searching the print catalog is that it only searches print books.
We use the Library of Congress classification system in the UTSA Libraries.
Call number labels are located on the lower part of the spine of the book. A call number is a book's address on the shelf. The first line in a Library of Congress call number classifies the item by its subject according to the LC Classification System. Books on Science almost always start with Q. Because Environmental Science topics can range from Biology to Chemistry to Geology to Engineering, your call numbers could vary. You should write down the entire call number in order to locate the book.
The UTSA library may not have the books, DVDs, or other materials you need for your research.
Use WorldCat like you would the library's catalog. Instead of finding just material in the UTSA library, however, you will find materials from over ten thousand libraries across the world.
Request items you find at other libraries through our interlibrary loan service, Get It For Me. If the other library will let us borrow it, we can have it delivered to us.
You can also recommend that we buy a book or film.
Many academic and public libraries in Texas belong to the Texshare program.