Item Specific Search Tips
When searching for used textbooks
, you may enter the book's Title
, or course name
The most effective way to search is by ISBN
If you prefer searching by textbook title, leave out common words like "a", "an", or
"the". For example, if you are searching for Finite Mathematics and Calculus With Applications,
your search may look like "Finite Mathematics Calculus".
When searching textbooks by author, keep in mind that the seller may not have entered first name or
middle initials of the author(s). Also, if the textbook that you are searching for has multiple
authors, be sure to only include the first author. The seller may not have entered more than one
author on the listing.
If you decide to search by course name or subject, make sure that you do not use abbreviations.
For example, search for "Accounting", not ACCT. You may also browse used textbooks
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The best way to search for housing
, or roommates
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The best way to search for tickets is also to browse the listings within your college or
to browse football tickets
, basketball tickets
, baseball tickets
, or other tickets within your college.
For any other item type, think like the seller. If you were going to list the item, what would
you enter? Like housing and ticket listings, it may be best to browse all other item categories
using the "Browse Categories" section on the left side of this page.