What is Find it..., the Tech library search engine?
Find it..., the Tech library search engine is the Tech Library search engine. Find relevant and appropriate scholarly materials from most of the Tech subscription databases and all of the library's collections. All that from one search box! Then, use a wide variety of filters to refine your results.
Find it..., the Tech library search engine explained
Where is the Library Catalog?
The Library Catalog is now included in the library's search engine Find it..., the Tech library search engine. While the Library Catalog search was limited to the physical materials held in the library, Find it..., the Tech library search engine allows you to search all library owned materials plus online articles and content from most of our other databases.

What will I find when I search Find it..., the Tech library search engine?
The option Everything will search almost everything! In addition to the libray held and owned materials, you will retrieve full-text articles from most of the library's scholarly databases. Some of our most popular databases included in Find it..., the Tech library search engine are:
  • ABI/INFORM
  • EBSCO eBook Collection
  • JSTOR
  • Literature Resource Center
  • MEDLINE
  • ProQuest Central
  • Web of Science
The option Articles will retrieve results such as scholarly articles, newspaper or trade magazine articles, book reviews, and reference entries within electronic books. All results will be online-only.
The option Tech Collections will exclude artticles and limit your search to library held and owned materials including books, electronic books, journals, electronic journals, DVDs, CDs, streaming media, microforms and more.
The option Course Reserves will retrieve items that have been placed on reserve, usually for a course. You can use this selection to search for a professor's name or the name of a course to find items specifically reserved for a class.

Why are my search results different at home versus searching from within the library?
Find it..., the Tech library search engine is open to anyone on the web, so some results, especially from EBSCO databases such as Academic Search Complete or PsycINFO, will not display unless you are on ATU campus. However, when off-campus, sign in into Find it..., the Tech library search engine (search page, top right corner) with your Tech username and password, and you will be able to retrieve the same results as if you were on campus.

What is not included in Find it..., the Tech library search engine?
While Find it..., the Tech library search engine can retrieve full-text results from most of our databases, there are some specialized databases it does not include. Results from Worldcat, Naxos Music Library, Statista, CCH Tax Research Network, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Indexes, Digital Sanborn Maps, and a few others are not included. Additionally, some features unique to the native database interface such as thesauruses, special limiters, and citation metrics are also not available in Find it..., the Tech library search engine. However, you can still find all of the library's databases at our A-Z Database list.

Still can't find it?
Watch our video, visit our Find it..., the Tech library search engine help page, or ask us at askalibrarian@atu.edu. If you see that something is missing, confusing, or not working, let us know.
To help students and faculty learn the ropes, consider scheduling an instruction session on this resource, as well as the vast collection of other library tools, collections, and services by contacting our Public Services Librarian, Sherry Tinerella at stinerella@atu.edu or 479-964-0571.

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