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Searching and Browsing Scribd's Library

posted this on October 12, 2011, 1:42 PM

Scribd knows what you came here for. It's not because it's a cool name, it's because Scribd has a huge collection of books for you to read right at your fingertips. So let's cut to the chase and get you want you want: all the books you can handle. There's two ways you can find titles you're interested in: by searching or by browsing. Which one you choose will depend on what you have in mind for your next great book.

Searching for Content

If you already know what you want, you'll want to use the 'Search' box at the top of most pages. This will allow you to search for all sorts of fun stuff - from Documents to specific Authors our search tool is your key to finding everything Scribd has to offer.

To start a search, click anywhere in the "Search" box and then type an author's name, a book title, or any key words, and press "enter" to start your search. You'll be brought to a landing page that includes some highlights from every option related to your search term:


Generally speaking, more than one result will appear and you can filter through all results by clicking on a particular filter from the left side, such as "Books" or "Documents". We offer even more filters to narrow down the results after that too!

So, if you were looking for just e-books related to "Cats", you would click the "Books" filter from the left side:

This would then bring you to all Scribd search results for "Books" related to "Cats". Since you've chosen "Books" as your main filter, you now have even more options such as genre, language, or even whether the book is unlimited or not: