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CLAA04/HISA07 The Ancient Mediterranean World

Catalogue Search


Searching for Books

On the library home page, go to the "Start your search" box

Search using the keywords of your topic - combine keywords using AND, OR, NOT.

You can also use limiting options like search by title, limit to online, or UTSC only.

Here's a search for books about Egyptian history:

Search for Egypt history with arrows pointing to search by title, limit to online, and UTSC only.


The results page will show books, articles, journals, and more. To see all of the book results, click "All Books" at the bottom of the list.

List of some book results, arrows pointing at button to see only online books, and to see all book results.



When you get the results, use the options along the left side to refine your search and get the most relevant results for your research. Don't forget to click "+More" to see all of the options.

Example 1: Refine results by focusing on your specific subject time period. You can narrow by century.

Subject time period option is highlighted with arrow pointing to option for more.


Example 2: Clicking on the subject of "Politics and Government" will add that to your original search terms (Egypt history), giving you 1005 results.

Catalogue results list with box highlighting option to see only online books, how to narrow by adding another subject, and pointing out a call number of a book.


You can also limit to Online Resources by clicking that box on the left side of the results.

When you find a book that you like, check that it is IN, check which library it is at, and write down the call number so that you can find it in the stacks.


Inter-Campus Delivery  Service suspended Fall Term 2020

If you are looking for books that you can get from UTSC Library, click on the UofT at Scarborough option, to see only those books that we have here. *But you can get books from all UofT libraries.*

Catalogue record of a book available at Robarts, arrow pointing to options button, and red box highlighting request button.

To request a book from another library, click on the title of the book, click on the "Options" button, then click "request" and follow the instructions.

NOTE: Make sure that you order the book AT LEAST 3 business days (preferably a week) before you need it.


Inter-Library Loan

Click here for information about ordering books from other institutions if you can't find them at UofT Libraries.