When an item you need is not owned by Fondren Library, or is unavailable, you may request to borrow the item from another library. You may request electronic copies, such as PDFs of academic articles, along with physical items such as books, recordings, or microfilm.
Sometimes, your search will return too few results, or the results you receive won’t be what you expected. If that happens, try the following:
Check for Typos
Typos are not always automatically corrected. Double check that all of your keywords have been entered correctly.
Check the Search Settings
Search settings do not always automatically reset. When you use Fondren Library online catalog OneSearch, searches for “Multiple Resources” will return the most results, and searches for “Library Catalog” items are also likely to return a large number of items. Searches for “Course Reserves” will be much more limited.
It’s possible you applied a filter earlier and forgot to remove it under “Refine Results.” Make sure you want all of the filters currently applied to your search, and remove any filters that aren’t strictly necessary.
Try New Keywords
If your keywords, search settings, and filters are all correct and you still aren’t finding resources you need, try changing your keywords. You can either switch keywords to related terms or remove keywords that may be narrowing results too much.