Library Research Guide
Do I need to log into My Account to use Search It?
No, you may use Search It as a guest. However, if you log into My Account, you can add items to the My Favorites list or check your library account. If you are off-campus and want to access electronic copies of books, articles and other material, Search It will prompt you for your eID and password to verify your affiliation with Kansas State University.
Why can't I access this article, e-book, journal article, etc. in Search It?
To be able to access resources from off-campus, you will need to be signed in using your eID. You can sign in by clicking on the "Sign In" link at the top right corner of the Search It page. If you are still having difficulty accessing a resource, Ask a Librarian for help.
What subjects does Search It cover?
Search It covers most subjects and is good for general research. If you are looking for specific resources for a subject, be sure to check out K-State Libraries' Research Guides for more specific resources based on subjects and classes.
Does Search It cover all library databases?
Search It is currently not able to search across all of the databases we subscribe to. To access a particular database, please go to the Databases directory.
Why can't I find a particular book in Search It?
You can try limiting your search results to books by clicking on "Resource Type: Books" under "Refine My Results" on the left hand side of the page. If you still can't find a particular book, contact us at Ask a Librarian.
Help! The library doesn't own an item I need. What do I do?
To receive alerts on new resources, you can create a RSS feed for a specific search. Select the "Saved Searches" in My Favorites, then click on the RSS icon next to the search query.