TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY Pickler Memorial Library Truman State University

What is TruSearch?

TruSearch is a discovery tool that allows you to search across almost all of Pickler Library's collections from ONE search box. It's a fast & easy way to discover relevant library resources!

With one Google-like search, you can find:

  • books
  • scholarly journal articles
  • magazine & newspaper articles
  • DVDs
  • maps
  • music CDs & music scores
  • manuscript collections
             and more...

Search results lead you to the full text of articles & eBooks or to the catalog to see if a book is available.  Filters let you easily narrow your search by format, date ranges, subjects, and more!

Keep in mind.....

TruSearch is a terrific place to start your research.  However, TruSearch isn't completely comprehensive and content from some specialized databases is not available in TruSearch.  At times, especially if you're doing higher-level research in a specific subject area, you will want to use one of our subject-specific databases.

This tool is new and we are still in the "Sneak Peek" phase. Over the Fall semester, we will be working to integrate more library resources, refine the interface, and address technical issues.

Need help? Have questions?  Call the Reference Department at  (660) 785-4051 or send an email to