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What Is ZipSearch?

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What Is ZipSearch?

ZipSearch is the place to start most research projects. It includes:

  • Journal articles
  • Books at UA
  • Books in OhioLINK
  • Book reviews
  • Newspaper articles
  • Magazine articles
  • Streaming video & audio

Because it includes so many resources, it can be helpful to limit your searching in ZipSearch to source types or library locations under the "Refine Results" section of the search results screen:

ZipSearch Result

If ZipSearch does not work for your research project, select a database by subject.

Some features of the UA Libraries Catalog make it the best place to search for some UA collections including:

  • Music scores
  • Streaming video & audio
  • Government documents

Hints for ZipSearch

After completing a search, here are some ways to get more relevant results for your project:

  • Select "Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals to retrieve only peer-reviewed articles
  • Select "Academic Journals" under "Source Type" to limit to academic journals
  • Use the sliding bar to control the date of publication