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KAMSC 9th Grade Research Class: What is Library Search?

Library Search at a Glance

WMU’s Search and Discovery system is called Library Search.

You can use Library Search to:

  • Search for books, videos, music, and articles
  • Limit search results to peer-reviewed publications only.
  • Browse books on the shelf using the “Virtual browse” feature 
  • Set up “alerts” for search terms, authors, publishers, etc. This will automatically send you e-mail notification once something new goes into the database that matches your criteria.
  • Save and export search results.

What am I searching?

Coverage of sources in Library Search

A relatively small amount of content the WMU Libraries has access to is not discoverable through Library Search. For an idea of what is NOT covered, please see the "Library Search Collections" page above.


Various elements of this guide were inspired by or adapted from a guide by Stephanie Mathson at Central Michigan University Library - Used with her permission.

For questions about Library Search

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Carrie Leatherman
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Office: 269-387-5142