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Flinders University Library
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findit@flinders: The Basics


My Favorites: Save searches, add records and set up notifications.

Log in to save searches and records.


From the results list you can save individual items by clicking the icon on the top right.

To save a complete search, click  at the top of the results page.

You can arrange individual saved records into labels, and set up notifications to be alerted when new items are added to a saved search.

The Basics

findit@flinders is our library search tool that allows you to search across the Library's online and physical collections in one place.  We would recommend it as an excellent starting point for most research projects.

Simple Search

Here are some simple ways to search for resources using findit@flinders

Type in some keywords

Use quotation marks " " to search as a phrase

Advanced Search

Advanced search enables you to define your search scope with greater precision. In line one, the first dropdown box options include title, author/creator, or subject. The second dropdown includes contains, is (exact), or starts with. The search can also be limited by material type, language and publication date. 

Search Results

Search results are records for physical or online items that match your search terms. The basic view of a record will include information such as the title, author, publication date, edition, and where you can find it (in the library or online). It also indicates the resource type, e.g. book, article, journal.

Physical items will have a location number and the library branch where it is held. For eBooks, journals and articles, click the  link. If a physical item is at another branch or on loan you can place a hold request. 

The Library can have several versions of an item.

Click  to expand the record to see edition and location information.


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