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ED 101: Aim for Excellence: Finding Books & More

The library catalog: UP Library Search

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Use UP Library Search to find books, streaming videos, online resources, journal articles, and much more (video tutorial). Need help? See handouts for using call numbers to find books on the shelf and Requesting Clark Library / Summit Items online.

Course Reserves

Leisure Reading, Leisure Videos

The Genre filter is a big help in locating leisure reading and videos! Suggestion: Enter "Fiction" in the search box, then filter to the formats you want (books, streaming video), then select Genres repeatedly until you get to a list that offers detailed genres. The list in the screen capture below shows the genres that appear after filtering to Novels and then to Psychological Fiction. Select the screen capture to see a larger image.

The genres shown in the screen capture include

  • Detective and Mystery Fiction
  • Domestic Fiction
  • Experimental Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
  • Love Stories
  • Romance Fiction
  • Suspense Fiction
  • Thrillers Fiction


You can also search for the specific genres as a phrase ("Thrillers Fiction"). Ask a librarian for help! | 503.943.7111 or 800.841.8261 | 5000 N. Willamette Blvd., Portland, OR 97203-5798
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