Find Books

This page will provide help finding books in the catalog by title, author, or topic.

Finding Books by Title, Author, or Topic

From the drop down menu on the UW-Madison Libraries website, choose “Catalog” and type either the title or author of the book, or the keywords of your topic into the search box.

  • If searching by title, there may be several editions of the book you want. Usually you will want the most recently published edition.
  • If searching by author, you can click on the linked author name in the item record to see more books by this author.
  • If searching by topic, notice there are ways to refine your results on the left side of the screen.

See the Catalog Help pages for specific tips on searching the library catalog.