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Services: Searching for Books/ Articles

Grafton Discovery: What are YOU looking for?

Grafton Discovery is the search on the main page of the library's website. 

Use Grafton Discovery to find:

  • Books (print and e-books)
  • DVDs and streaming video
  • Microfilm/ Microfiche
  • Journal Articles

If Grafton doesn't have what you need, you can use GLDYS to search for books and journal articles at other libraries and request them through Interlibrary Loan.

Grafton Discovery is the easiest way to find books for your research.

Journal Articles

The Anatomy of a Book

  1. Call numbers - Alpha-numeric labels located on the spine of a book. This is referred to as a book's physical address
  2. Copyright Page - Located within the first few pages of a book, this page offers the title, author(s), year, ISBN, publisher, and publication location, just to name a few. This page in every book can be compared to what you see on the back of a DVD case.
  3. Table of Contents - This page lists all the chapters that are in a book. You can use this to find out what page each chapter begins on.
  4. Glossary - This section, usually at the end of a book, is an alphabetical list of terms or words within a book that are either newly introduced, uncommon, or specialized.
  5. Index - An alphabetical listing of all topics/items and is usually found at the end of a book.



Advanced Search

GRAFTON DISCOVERY has an advanced search that gives you more control than ever! Click on the Advanced Search button here or under the search box on the homepage. 

In Grafton Discovery - Advanced Search, you can specify which part of an item's record to find relevant books, articles, and videos related to your topic even faster. These include:

Keyword - This is the broadest search. It searches for your terms anywhere in an item's record (including title, author, description, table of contents, etc.).

Title - Searches in the title of each record. Use this search if you know the exact title of the book, or even a few words that are in the title.

Author - searches the author field of an item's record. For example, if you search for "Jones" you'll bring back results with all items in Grafton Library that have "Jones" as author name -- First or Last.

Subject - searches for your search terms in subject headings of each record.

The advanced search also allows you to apply limiters to your search before you see your results.