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Library Search: Home

Help and advice on using Library Search

Welcome to Library Search

Library Search  - our new combined catalogue and discovery system went live on the 20th July 2022 and is the replacement for WebCat - our old library catalogue system and Delphis  - our old discovery layer.

WebCat and DelphiS will be available until the end of August 2022 and will then be replaced with Library Search.

There are some FAQs about the transition process here and we will be adding content shortly to enable you to get the most out of Library Search. If you have any questions please contact libenqs@soton.ac.uk or use the the "Start a live Library chat" or "Book and online Appointment" on the right side of this page. 

Getting started

Sign into Library Search. This will allow you to search for library resources and more.

To search for resources,

  1. Start by entering your terms in the Search Bar. The video below will demonstrate how to conduct basic searches
  2. Use the filters on the left side of the screen to narrow your search as demonstrated in the video below.
  3. View the search results and select the item by using the hyperlink.
  4. If you need help and want to use the Chat service, select the top blue round icon located on the lower right side of the screen. If you want to choose more databases, select the lower blue icon on right side of the screen.
  5. If you would like to use Advanced Searches functionalities, please watch this short video that will cover all basic functionality of the system.

Chat with us

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