Searching library resources


Start at the Library OPAC:


Choose a tab:                   

Library Catalogue:  searches AIC Library holdings only (books, scanned documents and reports)

Search EBSCO Discovery:  searches EBSCO Discovery journal databases and AIC Library holdings

AIC Publications:  searches for AIC publications only


Library Catalogue:

For targeted search use dropdown options

For advanced search, select the link to the right of the ‘Go’ button.



Search EBSCO Discovery (Quick search):

Enter keyword or phrase and hit ‘Go’

On the results page use the limiters on the left-hand side of screen to narrow your results


Options (Advanced search):

Select the orange ‘Options’ tab for more search options

Select the ‘See more options’ link for advanced search

TIP: Select Boolean/Phrase searching;  Untick the box that asks to ‘Also search within the full text of the articles’ to limit to most relevant results.


To request interlibrary loans:

Ensure you are logged in to your account. Return to

Password:  as assigned to you by the Library


Retrieve full text:

Many items are available in full text. Others have a ‘Request Item’ option. Choose this to pull up a new screen that autocompletes an interlibrary loan request.

TIP: If you see a message that says ‘We found no match on the journal database (we may not be able to supply’ - ignore and submit your request as normal.


Saving and emailing search results:

If you would like to learn about saving or emailing your search results using EBSCO folders, please contact the staff in the Library for assistance.

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