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Start your Research

AU Library Search is a Google-style search experience for the vast majority of the library's electronic resources, the WRLC catalog, and other locally available content (e.g. Library Subject Guides, American University Digital Repository). From a single box, AU Library Search searches full-text content, article citations, and library catalog records and returns a list of results ranked by relevance.

It is the place to start your search for scholarly journal and newspaper articles, books, videos, maps, manuscript collections, music scores and more. From the search results, users can access the full text of articles, or see if a book is on the shelf.

Other Methods

A-Z Databases

Browse individual databases (trial and subscription) by Subject, Type, or Vendor.

Journal Finder

Browse Journals by Title or ISSN.

Subject Guides

Detailed resources by subject developed by Librarians to aide the research process.

Lynda.com

Available for use by AU students, faculty and staff. This extensive online training library contains over 3,000 video tutorials on all types of software.

Browser Extension

LibX (AU Specific) provides direct access to the Library's resources in a browser.

Google Scholar

Use the power of Google to find AU resources. Links back to Library records in results.