We hope you will find OneSearch easy to use. Below are a range of videos highlighting some of the key areas
OneSearch is the University's main discovery tool for providing you with easy access to the vast collections of digital and physical library resources (books, journals, articles, multimedia, and much more). 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 video guides
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.
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.
Tip 3: Boolean Operators
Use Boolean Operators to combine keywords more effectively
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
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