OneSearch and eresources can both be used for locating literature but they are two different types of resource.
OneSearch works by trawling a number of different collections subscribed to by the Library, known as eresources. However, these individual eresources can be also used as an alternative to OneSearch to locate literature including journal articles, conference proceedings and theses. Other available eresources are databases of images, videos and maps or resources to support your practice.
You can see which eresources are relevant for your course on our Subject Resources pages or you can browse the Eresources A-Z to explore our collections.
Whilst OneSearch is a great place to get started with finding literature, as you progress through your course you may find it more helpful to use individual eresources as you are better able to tailor your searching for optimum results.
Some of the eresources available via the Library are multidisciplinary and cover various subjects whereas others are focused on a particular field.
Google Scholar is another tool you can use to find academic literature. It provides details of journal articles, scientific papers, conference proceedings and so on from a variety of sources.
But it's not without its drawbacks. In some instances, you will find freely available access to the full text of an academic source but often you will be required to pay for access to the article or the source is otherwise inaccessible.
To help with this, there is an option where you can set up Google Scholar to link to the full text of an article without charge if it's subscribed to by the Library at the University of Cumbria. To find out how to make the appropriate changes to your Google Scholar settings, as well as read more about the advantages and disadvantages of using this platform to locate academic material, visit our Google Scholar pages