Choose topic words, words from a title, author names etc. These are Keywords
Or you can choose to do a Title or Author search
Choose the more unusual names/terms
Leave out words like 'and' 'the' 'with'
Start typing your search term - DelphiS will make suggestions. If one of these is useful, just select it and click Search. Otherwise just carry on typing your own term.
If there are lots of variations to your term, like amplitude, amplify, amplification, and you can't decide which to use, cut the word short (truncate it) and use *
Search for ampli* and DelphiS will find all of these.
Go to Refine your results on the left.
Choose Full Text Online and Update.
Go to Source Types
Choose eBooks and Update.
Click Show More to display information about all copies of a title:
See the physical location and the call number there.
Status shows whether the item is on the shelf or on loan and its loan period.
Due date for loan items is also displayed: if all 1 Week and Long Loan items are on loan, you will need to place a hold.
If all copies of a book (except Reference, Course Collection) are on loan, you can place a hold.
Follow the Go to Catalogue Record tab:
This goes to the WebCat record, where you can place a hold.
DelphiS usually finds lots of results.
Use the Refine your results box on the left to narrow these down:
Full Text Online finds e-books and many journal articles
Catalogue Only finds items in WebCat e.g print and online books etc (but not journal articles)
Available @ Southampton finds print and e-resources, including journal articles
Also choose publication dates here, by typing the range in the boxes or using the slider, then Update