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Library Tutorial: OneSearch


OneSearch helps you find print books, ebooks, audiobooks, streaming videos, DVDs, images, music, and articles from newspapers, magazines, and journals.

To learn how to search OneSearch, either watch the video or read the text below.

Sample Search

Let's do a keyword search for "gardening."

Below are the results of the keyword search "gardening." At the top of the results list, you can see the total number of search results. 

To narrow those results, use the menu on the left-hand side to limit to peer-reviewed journals, full text online, available in the library. You can also limit the creation date, choose a resource type (ex. books, articles, audio visual), or select a campus.

Image shows search results and options to narrow your search within OneSearch

When looking at the search results, there are several key pieces of information provided for each source:

  • Format or type of document icon
  • Title of the document
  • Author (if available)
  • Publication Year
  • Availability (full text, online access, available at ... library) 
  • If the item is a print book, the call number is next to the library name.

Select Detailsto view a full record for each item.

In the image below, we can see Everyday Garden Solutions is a print book available at the Hardin Valley Library, with the call number SB453 .E84 2012

Course Reserves

OneSearch helps you search for course reserves, which your professor has set aside at the library for you to check out for two hours in the library. Reserve items may be books, articles, DVDs, etc.

Images shows where to access search box for course reserves.

Off-Campus Login

If you are off-campus and accessing electronic resources through the libraries' website, you will be prompted to login using your Pellissippi username and password, as shown below. Do not include after your username.

Remote Login