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One search basics


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One search basics

  1. 1. Introductory Tour of OneSearch Features
  2. 2. Use the OneSearch box to find many forms of materials at the Ort Library. Use “Articles, Books & More” to search for all types of information, or use the tabs across the top to focus on a particular type of information.
  3. 3. This search will check for any articles or books with the words business and etiquette in the title.
  4. 4. • This search found 1,049 items with business and etiquette in the title. • At this point, consider ways of narrowing down your search. • One way to do this is with the Refine Search column at the left.
  5. 5.  If you’re looking for books available at the FSU library, consider narrowing to the location, Frostburg State University.
  6. 6.  At first, the first book appears to be available only at Univ. of Baltimore, but if you click on Show More, you will see other locations.
  7. 7.   FSU Has a copy of this book in the stacks, with the call number HF 5389 .M375 2006. Also note that it is available and on-the-shelf. To see more detail about an item, click the title…
  8. 8. If a copy is unavailable at FSU, or currently checked out, but is available at another campus, click the Request Item Link to have a copy delivered to FSU.
  9. 9. The same original search can also be used to focus on other types of information, such as journal articles. Just repeat the original search, and limit to the type of publication you’re interested in…
  10. 10. Notice that article #1 is definitely available in full-text, because a link is shown. Article 2 may or may not be available in full-text.
  11. 11. If you see a link for full-text, the article is available.
  12. 12. If you do not see a direct link to full-text, the article might be available in another library database. Click the find it button to check.
  13. 13. If you see a link to Read full text at…, click that link to locate the text in another database.
  14. 14. In this case, full-text was available in the database, Business Source Complete.
  15. 15. For this example, the Find It button will be used again, to see if we have access to the Journal of Pragmatics for Dec. 2011….
  16. 16. In this case, that journal/issue is not available through our databases. The article can, however by requested by Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Just click the Request it from link
  17. 17. And log into the ILLiad system to request the full text via Interlibrary Loan. If using this for the first time, click the First time users link to create an ILLiad account.
  18. 18. Good luck with your OneSearch-Searching! Remember to take advantage of all of our tools to make the most of your research! Please don’t hesitate to ask for help with your research!