The library has almost 2 million books, e-books, microtexts, films and government documents. The online catalog is the best way to locate the resources you need.
Use the basic search screen when you have a simple search, such as the name of an playwright (shakespeare) or a broad topic (renaissance theatre). You can use the options on the left side of the results screen to narrow by availability (in the library or online), content type (book or video), or location (ZSR Main Stacks or Venice).
To search only books, ebooks, DVDs, or streaming videos, make sure that you select "Library Catalog" from the drop-down that appears when you start typing:
Use the advanced search option when you have a more complex search, or if there are synonyms for the terms you are using.
As an example, see this search on renaissance theatre in England and view the screenshot below to see how it was constructed. To increase the number of results for your search you can use a few tricks: