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Need to find scholarly resources for a research paper? Looking to find age-appropriate titles for your young readers? Maybe you’d like to search for eBooks? Our search function will help you find what you need!

Do you just need a basic search?

Are you trying to find a book by a certain title or author? Maybe you want to register for a specific event? Try the basic search. To get started:

  1. Go to the search bar and enter your search term (it can be by keyword, title, author, topic, etc.)
  2. From the drop-down menu, select the type of material you are looking for (select catalog to search for books or materials, events if you want to attend an event, or website to search the site)
  3. Hit the search icon at the right

If your search does not return the results you need, proceed to Classic Catalog.

  1. From the main menu, select Borrow. From there, select Classic Catalog.
  2. If you click on the drop-down menu on the left of the search box, you can search by:
    Classic Search Facets at left of search bar.
    • Title
    • Author
    • Subject
    • Series
    • Call #
    • ISBN
  3. If you click on the drop-down menu on the upper right (next to the GO button) you can search by:
    More classic search facets at right of page.
    • Advanced Keyword (which gives you another large set of mix/match selections)
    • Title
    • Author
    • Subject
    • Series
    • Call #
    • ISBN
    • Author/Title Search

Hint: The more search terms you use at one time, the better the results.

If your search does not return the results you need, try being more specific in your search terms or proceed to Advanced Search

Are your search needs more advanced? Here are some tips!

If you’re writing a paper and need more specific reference materials, the advanced search may be for you.

  1. From the main search page choose Advanced Search
  2. At the Advanced Search screen, choose from each drop-down menu to narrow your search
  3. Hit Search

Hint: The more specific you are, the more refined your search results will be. This is a great way to filter out unwanted materials.

An advanced search for Cancer treatment.


Still not finding what you need?

Expand your search to include the collections of other Ohio libraries by using choosing SearchOhio or OhioLink. If you find what you need, reserve it and we will notify you when it's ready for pick up at your preferred local Stark Library.

NOTE: Other libraries may have different lending periods and fine policies that will apply to the materials they provide.

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