Summary: Library Guides: iFind Discover
A brief guide to searching the library catalogue at Swansea University
Use the iFind discover icon on the Information Services and Systems (ISS) home page or
go to: http://ifinddiscover.swan.ac.uk
Finding a Book Using Author and Title
To find a book quickly use the authors surname and one or two key words from the title.
For example, to find "Discrete mathematics" by Kenneth A. Ross.
Type Ross discrete mathematics in the search box.
Click Search. A list of titles will be displayed. Look for your item in the list. Click on
the title and the full record should appear. Holdings (bottom of the page) tells you
which library holds the book or whether it is in a location such as folios (over-sized
books), or is a one week loan. Call number e.g. QA76.9.M35 R67 2003 tells you
the location of the book on the shelves. Status tells you if the book is currently
available or is out on loan. If all copies are on loan, take a look at the Similar Items
listed on the right for possible alternatives.
If you cant see the item you are looking for, check your spelling and search again.
If you retrieve a lot of results, you may want to use one of the Refine Search
options at the left of the screen to narrow results by date range, format, or subject
area (Call number).
Some books are available electronically, in which case you will see a link like this