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  • OneSearch Improvements Summer 2019

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

    • New Journal Search option
    • Ability to easily expand search results beyond what it available from the Library
    • 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 libsys@cumbria.ac.uk requesting a list of your saved search terms.

    As part of the changes we are retiring the classic version of OneSearch on 24 July 2019. Users of classic OneSearch should change their bookmark/favourite.

OneSearch gives you access to the library’s books, journals and other physical and online material from one easy to use interface. You can also use the My Account facility in OneSearch to reserve and renew your library books and to create favourites in your e-shelf.

 

Introduction to OneSearch

Search Hints

Phrase Searching - Use quotation marks to search for a phrase. Quotation marks tell OneSearch that you’re looking for the exact phrase you entered. For example, “academic skills” will only retrieve results with this exact phrase, eliminating many irrelevant hits. Phrase searching can be especially helpful when looking for a proper title or name (e.g., "cite them right"). 

Truncation - OneSearch uses the asterisk (i.e., *) as the truncation. It retrieves all results that begin with the same root. For example, learn* will retrieve learn, learns, learning, learned, etc. 

Boolean Operators (i.e., AND, OR, NOT) - OneSearch assumes that you are searching for all the words in the search box unless the Boolean Operators OR or NOT are specified between words or phrases. Be sure to use CAPITAL LETTERS when typing Boolean Operators in OneSearch. 

AND - retrieves results that have all the specified terms. So a search for reflective AND practice will only retrieve results that include reflective and practice. It is a useful way to narrow your search.  

OR - retrieves results with at least one of the search terms. So a search for student OR learner will retrieve results that include either the term student or the term learner or both .  It is a useful way to search for related terms or synonyms.

NOT - excludes any search results includes the specified term. It is most useful to use NOT when trying to eliminate irrelevant results.  For example, if you’re pulling up a lot of results about primary schools when looking for articles about primary healthcare, you might search for primary NOT schools. 

 

Further Support

Occasionally access to online content can be problematic, our Eresources Help is ready to assist.