How Do I use Advanced Search?

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Using the advanced search is a quick and easy way to find the books you are looking for.

Collection to Search: By default, your search will only give results from the Bookshare library. If you are unable to find the book you want, try searching our partner collection by selecting on “Internet Archive” from the drop-down list.

Title: If you know the Title or at least a part of it, simply enter it in the Title field.

Author: Entering only the Author will give you a list of all the books available from this specific author in the Bookshare library.

ISBN: The ISBN (International Standard Book Number) is a unique 10 or 13-digits book identifier. If you know the ISBN of the book you are looking for, simply enter it in the designated field.

Publisher:  Entering only the Publisher will give you a list of all the books available from this specific publisher within the Bookshare library.

Synopsis: This will search from the Brief and Long Synopsis descriptions of each book.

Full Text: Use this field to search within the text of the entire book (NOTE: You will get A LOT of results). See “Tips for Searching” below to refine your search.

Book to Search: Searching from All Books (recommended), Books available worldwide, Freely Available Books (can be downloaded by anyone) or NIMAC books only.

Language and Grade: You can also narrow your search using the Language and Grade drop-down lists. The Grade corresponds to the US education system.

 Available In (Country): Visitors to Bookshare can search the books available to members of a specific country.  

NOTE: Entering more than one criteria at the same time will only give results that match ALL of the criteria you entered. For example: entering "Wuthering" in the Title field and "Bronte" in the Author field will return "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte.


For more search tips please see our Tips for Searching