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New Students

Are you a new student? Welcome to the University of St Andrews!

Check out our New Student Guide for top tips to get you started using the Library. 

Mosaic detail, Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Not in the Library?

Can't find what you are looking for in the Library? There are a number of options available:

Quick SAULCAT search

SAULCAT - St Andrews University Library Catalogue


Limit Your Results

Academic Searching Tips

Think carefully about your search and the keywords you use

Too many results

  • narrow your search by adding additional terms (these are linked with AND)
  • use phrases, enclose your phrase in quotation marks "" - e.g. “dramatic monologue” 
  • limit by date, language, part of record (title, for example)

Too few results 

  • widen your search by using related concepts and alternative words (these are linked with OR) – eg traged* or melodrama
  • try removing phrases

Time saving tips

  • truncation –  eg melanchol* for melancholy, melancholic, melancholia (to retrieve words beginning with … )
  • wildcards – eg colo?r for colour & color

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Off Campus Access

Not living in halls or away from St Andrews? Our guide to Remote Access will help you connect with ebooks, databases and journals from off-campus.

Services for students studying at a distance

The Library can send books or photocopies of print journal articles to students studying at a distance in the UK. For more information see the Library support for distance learning and commuting students page