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English as a Second Language Research Guide

Use this guide to find UNO library resources and other helpful research tools.

Collections

The links below will take you to a pre-set search of various library resources.

Search the Catalog

Search Criss Library and beyond

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Catalog Search Tips

WorldCat Local Search Tips:

  • Use phrase searching for more exact searching, i.e. "Writer's Market"

  • Select one of the options in the left-hand column "Refine Your Search" to narrow your search by Author, Format, Year, Content, and other criteria.

  • To search for variations of a word, enter at least three letters of the terms followed by a question mark (?) or asterisk (*) For example, politi? or politi* retrieves records that contain politics or political.

  • You can change the order of books to relevance only, or have them arranged by oldest or newest publication date or alphabetical order.

  • Use the Advanced Search to search by author, title, or subject and to limit by language, format, date or date range

  • When using searches with AND/OR be sure to use ALL CAPS.

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Finding print materials in another language can be tricky, but don't worry! This page will show you what steps to take.