Basic Introduction to Seeker
Seeker is an all-in-one database that will find:
- scholarly journal articles
To begin a Seeker search:
- Go to the library’s homepage: www.lndl.org
- Make sure you’re on the Seeker tab (this is the default tab).
- Type your search words in the box. From here, you can search by:
- If you’re searching on a general topic, leave “keyword” selected.
- When your results list comes up, click on the title to get more information about
a search result.
To get the full text of articles from Seeker:
- Under your search results for articles, you might see one or more of the following icons:
The first two mean that we have the article available electronically, and the third means we might. Click on the icons to get the full text of the article.
- If you see this icon...
This means that we do not have the item available electronically or in print, but we can get it for you from another library for free if you make an Interlibrary Loan request. This usually takes 1-2 weeks.
Click here to view a tutorial about making an Interlibrary Loan request
You can limit your results by using options in the left sidebar:
- To get only journal articles, click “Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals.”
- To get only books, click “Source Types” in the left sidebar and then click “Books.”
- To limit by date range, use the “Publication Date” options.
- To get things that are only available through our library or our consortium, click “Available in Library Collection.” Click here to learn about borrowing from our consortium members
To learn how to conduct a more advanced search in Seeker, contact the Research Assistance Desk:
Call 410.617.6802 ▪ firstname.lastname@example.org ▪ IM us through our website ▪ Text 410.929.6876