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OneSearch ,

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.  Also OneSearch doesn't include some collections in the results until you sign in, so you might be missing the most relevant results.

See the full list of what is included in OneSearch Database titles in OneSearch



  • OneSearch video guides

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

    Locate print books on Onesearch and in the library [3:11 minutes]

    Finding and exploring an ebook [4:27 minutes]

    Onesearch - searching for articles [3:41 minutes]

    Onesearch - Advanced Search and using filters [5:50 minutes]

    Using the Journals A-Z to locate a specific journal title [5:37 minutes]

    Effective search tips [5:38 minutes]

    Setting your Onesearch Library Pin [1:48 minutes]

    Reserving a book [2:22 minutes]

  • 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

    Boolean Operators, 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

    dl_email, orange cartoon of email icon Email
    appointments_icon, appointments_icon Face to Face appointments Make an an appointment to see a Library and Academic Advisor
    dl_ask_a_librarian, orange question mark in an orange outlined speech bubble Ask a Librarian (out of hours) Enter your question in the chat box on this link
    dl_other_libraries, orange cartoon of a book Libraries Ask at the library desks for help


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