SuperSearch

Search for articles, books, journals, and more...


Overview

SuperSearch contains 300+ million resources (the entire contents of both libraries), which include:

  • Articles
  • Assessment tests
  • Books
  • Dissertations
  • DVDs
  • eBooks
  • Streaming videos

It’s super easy! Read below to learn how.

Searching

Search Terms
  • Type in a topic, concept, or place. Simple is better.
  • Add relevant words if you get too many results.
  • Use words that experts or practitioners would use.
  • Use only the most important words, rather than a full question or sentence.
Search Tips
  • Use Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT) and parentheses for more relevant results.
    Note: SuperSearch automatically adds AND between each word or phrase.
  • Access Advanced Search on the homepage (right of searchbox).
  • Use Advanced Search to organize your topic ideas into separate search boxes, search specific database fields, and limit by publication date.

Refining Results

Use the limiters in the left sidebar to either narrow your search for fewer results or to expand your search for more results. Refining options include:

  • Peer-Reviewed Articles
  • Full Text
    Uncheck this box to discover and request resources from other libraries.
  • Publication Date
  • Resource Type (e. g., book, newspaper article)

Citing

Get citations for SuperSearch resources.

  1. Select the title of the item.
  2. Select Cite in the toolbar menu on the right sidebar.
  3. Copy and paste the reference into your paper.
  4. Check the citation for formatting.

Saving

Store, organize, access, and share SuperSearch resources with your SuperSearch account.

Creating Accounts
  1. Select Sign In in the top right side of the SuperSearch screen.
  2. Select Create a New Account.
  3. Fill out the form.
  4. Select Save Changes.

Benefits of SuperSearch Accounts

Access your research from any device, save, organize, and take notes on your research.

Research Starters

Don’t know much about your topic and can’t use Wikipedia for your assignment? Use SuperSearch Research Starters! Research Starters are comprehensive overviews of common topics written by experts. Find Research Starters by entering general search terms (e.g., “global warming”). If a Research Starter is available on your topic, it will appear at the top of your search results.

Learn More

For detailed instructions, browse the SuperSearch FAQs.