Resources: Find it Fast


Search our online databases to find articles on your topic from peer-reviewed or scholarly journals, magazines, or newspapers.

See Finding Articles (FAQ) and Finding Articles (Searchpath) for more help searching for articles.


Start at Search@UW and limit your results to books at either UWM or in the UW System. For advanced searching, try our old catalog interface (PantherCat) to locate books, videos and DVDs by title, author, keyword, subject, or call number.

Course Reserve

Use Course Reserve to look for books, articles, videos, and other items your instructor has placed on reserve.

From the drop-down menu, choose your instructor, department, OR course number. Follow the links to the PDF files for items on electronic reserve. For items on physical reserve, click on the title to get the call number and check to see if it is checked in.

See What does it mean if a reading is on reserve? How do I access reserve materials? for more information.

Video & DVD Collection

Search videotapes, DVDs, audiobooks, and CD-ROMs
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Refer to the Multimedia Library instructions for more search options.


To access online books, use our searchable Online Titles List: Books.

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This is a search of the e-books available through the library catalog. See Electronic Books for more options.


Find historical sources about UWM and metropolitan Milwaukee.

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The Archives creates finding aids, or collection guides, that describe its collections and provide details of their contents. View them on the Archives website.

Curriculum Library

Find children's and young adult literature (both fiction and non-fiction), K-12 textbooks, non-book materials and professional reading for K-12 educators.

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See the Curriculum Library User Guides for more help searching the Curriculum Library.

Music Library

Find CDs, books about music, and musical scores.

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Special Collections

Find rare and special printed materials in a wide range of arts, humanities, and social science subject areas.

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See Online Searching Strategies for Special Collections Items for more help searching Special Collections.

For more help in planning your research, Ask a Librarian.