Read or Watch: Searching in OneSearch
The remainder of this section demonstrates how to use OneSearch. Follow the sample search here OR skip to the next tab and view the basic search in OneSearch video tutorial.
Below is a screenshot of OneSearch from the library's home page. Here you can conduct a basic search for articles, books, ebooks, authors, audio, etc. using the search bar located in the gray box.
Let's do a keyword search for "gardening."
Below are the results of the keyword search "gardening." You can see that at the top of the results list the total number of search results is provided.
To narrow the search results, use the menu on the left-hand side. Here you can select Peer-reviewed journals, Full text online, Available in the Library, or refine your results by creation date, choose a resource type (books, articles, audio visual), or select a PSCC library location.
When looking at the search results, there are several key pieces of information provided for each source:
Select Details, to view a full record for each book.
In addition, OneSearch provides the option to search for Course Reserves. Reserve items may be books, DVD's, or other library resources which your professor may have placed on reserve for your class.
You can access OneSearch and all of the library's electronic resources (ebooks, audiobooks, streaming video, etc.) from off campus.
When you select an electronic resource from the list of search results in OneSearch, you will be prompted to log in (as seen in Unit 1.3), before you can view the resource.