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OneSearch provides you with easy access to books, journals and other academic sources. The materials included are selected by your tutors and subject librarians to help you find the best literature for your assignments.  

It is important to sign in everytime you visit Onesearch. This allows you to check which books you have on loan, reserve books, create lists of favourite items, and export citations to Refworks.






  • OneSearch Improvements Summer 2019

    Over Summer 2019 we are making numerous improvements to OneSearch to make it even simpler to use.

    • The 'Everything' search is now everything the library provides.
    • Ability to easily expand search results beyond what it available from the Library
    • Citation export styles now list Cite them Right, APA, MHRA and OSCOLA
    • New Journal Search option
    • Easier search for Teaching Practice items

    Moving to the new version allows us to implement a programme of continous improvement to ensure OneSearch meets your needs.

    All Saved Items added to your My Favourites (E-Shelf) will be transferred. Bookmarks will continue to work.

    Unfortunately, we are unable to transfer Saved Searches and their associated Email Alerts. If you wish to re-instate your Saved Searches in the new version of OneSearch, contact requesting a list of your saved search terms.

    As part of the changes we are retiring the classic version of OneSearch. Users of classic OneSearch should change their bookmark/favourite.

  • OneSearch video guides

    We hope you will find OneSearch easy to use. Below are a range of videos highlighting some of the key areas

    Search for books and ebooks

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    Video transcript: OneSearch search for books and ebooks


    Search for journals and journal articles

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    Video transcript: OneSearch search for journals and articles

  • Search tips

    Here we have outlined some of our favourite search tips. They are also available on this guide

    Tip 1: Keywords
    To use Onesearch effectively think carefully about your keywords before you start. Avoid just typing in your assignment title.

    For example:

    Assignment title Critically examine the benefits of eating chocolate as part of a healthy diet
    Possible Keywords chocolate health benefits cocoa  diet


    Tip 2: Phrase Searching
    Add quotation marks to find words next to each other, in that exact order. This helps to reduce the amount of results found.

                      "dark chocolate"

                      "health benefits"



    Tip 3: Boolean Operators
    Use Boolean Operators to combine keywords more effectively

    Diagram of Boolean Operators

    Tip 4: Truncation

    A star * at the root of the word finds all the various endings of the word

                       eg psych* will find psychology, psychologist, psychological etc.

    Tips 5: Filters or Tweak my Results options
    Use the filters to drill down your results further eg by date, peer review, subject headings etc


  • Get more help

    For further help with searching for information or using Onesearch please contact

    appointments_icon Face to Face appointments Make an an appointment to see a Library and Academic Advisor
    Ask a Librarian (out of hours) Enter your question in the chat box on this link
    Libraries Ask at the library desks for help


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