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Searching the Library Catalogue


The QuickSearch is convenient but is limited because it only searches some of the databases and does not always bring up full text content. 

Type in a keyword or a phrase using quotation marks, e.g. 'religion' or  "academic writing" to find both print and electronic resources in the Library.  The keyword search is very general - and you will get a large number of results.  So for 'religion' you could get over 300,000 results.

The phrase search, i.e."academic writing" is a more focused search and it will bring up only those sources that contain the phrase "academic writing" making them more relevant. To you leave out the quotation marks, you will get too many results. For example,

academic writing brings up 8,000 + results; and

"academic writing" brings 700+ results

The second set of results are more relevant as they are about academic writing.  The first set of results may be about academic ... and also about writing.... So the search results could bring up information about 'letter writing', 'creative writing' and also 'academic writing' but you will need to shift through a long list before you are able to find appropriate resources to match your query.

Access to Research4Life

Remote Access to Subscribed resources

  1.  Register your name in library system as patron.

  2. Click here to get to library page. Or Use URL of UCA main webpage and scroll down till you see Library tab shown as follows:




3. Click one of the given tabs as ‘Catalogue’, ‘Databases’, and ‘eJournals’ as appropriate.

4. It will be accessible if you are at campus or any UCA location with wi-fi or LAN access. It will ask you for user ID and Password if you are accessing remotely, you will notice a log in page as follows:






  (Your UCA computer ID and password is used for this login. e.g. ID= askhat.asanov & PW).

5. For Ebsco Resources, you will be prompted for another user id and password. And you can get this password from library staff with id which “uoca”.











6. Sometimes user may click a save password option or system automatically saves your password and if you visit the same page or link again it may not ask for ID and password. in that case following screen may appear and you just need to click on 'Table of Contents' to access your required chapter or article. ignore sign in buttons on the website if you see this page.