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Aug 07

[ARCHIVED] A Guide for Searching in Axis 360

The original item was published from August 7, 2020 8:06 AM to August 8, 2020 12:31 PM

Axis 360 is a collection of ebooks and downloadable audiobooks available to Lewis & Clark Library patrons. The collection was greatly expanded this spring during the Stay at Home order with the goal of providing greater access to digital resources when the library’s physical collection was not readily available. 


How do you find a good read on Axis 360? 


The splash page for the website ( offers a series of easily navigable lists that begin with Featured (new/upcoming) materials followed by FictionNonfictionChildrenTeens, and curated lists that showcase materials on various topics. Clicking View All will show you all the titles in that collection, such as all Children’s books and audiobooks. This page is a great place to start browsing. 


Another way to browse the collection is to use the menu button in the upper left corner (three horizontal lines) and choose Browse By Subject. The list displayed begins with Fiction, but also includes a wide variety of Nonfiction topics, such as Cooking, Humor, and Poetry. Each subject further subdivides into other, more specific subjects, as well as Most Popular and New Arrivals lists. This is a great way to explore topics.

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                                                                                                                                                                                         In the Fiction section of Browse By Subject, you will find a long list of fiction genres, such as Christian, LGBT, and Mystery & Detective. Some genres have more books in them than others. Mystery & Detective, for example, has 333 books and audiobooks in that collection right now. The Axis 360 collection is still growing, and most of what is added is new Fiction. 

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If you have a specific book or audiobooks in mind, Axis 360 is searchable from any page using the search box at the top of the page. Searching by title and/or author is generally very effective.  

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 Axis 360 can also be searched by keyword, such as “dystopian” which yields 53 results, including the Divergent series and The Handmaid’s Tale or “historical” which yields 396 results.  

 Through the Refine button on the right side of the screen, results can be filtered in a variety of ways, including Availability, ebooks or audiobooks, release date, age level, and recently added. Using “historical” as an example, the filters of Available Now, ebooks, and recently added – 90 days yield much more manageable number of results – 29. 

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 Axis 360 also has a phone app available for Android or Apple. Some options may be in different places in the app, including the Browse By Subject option, which is on the right instead of the left. 


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