Find It! FAQ

What is Find It!?

Find It! is a single-search box that provides a dynamic "one-stop" discovery and delivery service to the Libraries’ collections and a mega-aggregated index of hundreds of millions of scholarly e-resources including books, ebooks, articles, reviews, legal documents, and more.

Find It! can be accessed from the main search box on the Libraries’ homepage.

Searching Find It!

Type in keywords for titles, authors or subjects. For known items or to make the search more precise, use quotes (e.g. "The Color Purple"). Select 'Advanced search' to enable more precise searching.

Limiting your search

Find It! Search Options

Use the drop-down menu in the search box to limit the search to one of the following:

  • Search all collections – all of the Libraries collections, local digital collections, Primo Central, the the Libraries’ Institutional Repository (ORB)
  • Library Catalog - search for books, journal titles, microforms, videos, governments documents, and other materials owned by the Libraries
  • Articles and more... - search hundreds of millions of records for journal articles, e-books, newspapers obtained from scholarly publishers such as JSTOR, Oxford Journals, Web of Science, Gale, and more.
  • Local Digital Collections - material from the Libraries' digital preservation system (Rosetta) and Open Repository @ Binghamton

Refining search results

Refine my Search

Use the filters to refine search results by availability (including full text), material type, creation date, etc. You can limit to a particular library (e.g. the UDC) by using the collections facet.

Viewing records

Click on an item’s title to see full details. Requesting, emailing, printing and export options are also available.

Screenshot of Find It! Record

My account

Use your Library account to request and renew items, view your filled requests (current and past), and access saved items and searches. You’ll need a Binghamton University PODS account to sign in.

To sign in, click 'Guest'.

Sign in button in Find It!

Click 'sign in' and enter your PODS account credentials.

Sign in panel in Find It!

To open your account, click on your name and then click 'My Library Card'.

Requesting items

You must sign in to your account to request items.

Find It screenshot of Request items function
  1. Click on the title.
  2. Go to the 'Locations' section
  3. Click on Hold
  4. Choose a pick up location
  5. Click on 'Send request'

Saving favorites

See an item you want to save for later? Click on the pin icon to the right of your search item to save it as a favorite. (If you are not signed in, pinning favorites will only last for the current session.)

Location of Favorites button in Find It!

Saving a search

To save a search, click the ‘Save query alert’ button in the black bar above the search results. You must be logged in to save a search permanently.

Location of Save search button in Find It!

Last Updated: 7/12/18