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Floral Design Research Guide: Library OneSearch

Use this guide to learn how to research using the tools and resources of the Hennepin Technical College library.

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Using Library OneSearch Guide

Using Library OneSearch

1. What is Library OneSearch?

Library OneSearch is a combined search that allows you to search nearly all of the library content with one search box.

2. How do I use OneSearch?

Enter your search info the Library OneSearch searchbox on the HTC library website.  Your search results will be displayed in two columns (see screenshot below):

    • The left column displays Books & More, which includes all of the library's physical items (books, DVDs, audiobooks), as well as ebooks and streaming academic videos from our Films on Demand collection.
    • The right column displays Articles & More, which pulls journal, newspaper, and online encyclopedia articles from a majority of the library's databases.

3. How do I access resources from the OneSearch results list?

To access ebooks and streaming videos from the Books & More column, click the Click to Access this Online Resource link displayed shortly below the book or resource title.  If a call number is displayed instead of a link, visit the library to checkout the physical item.

To access articles from the Articles & More column, click the Get Full Text link displayed shortly below the article title.

OneSearch combined search results: keyword Student Success

Refining Your OneSearch Results

4. Can I see just the Books column or just the Articles column?

Yes.  To see just the Books column or just the Articles column, click on the Books & More or Articles & More heading.

5. How can I narrow or refine my search so I get fewer results?

To see all of the Refine Search options available to you, first click on either the Books & More heading or the Articles & More heading so you have a one-column view. 

In the one-column view, you will see a list of search refinements on the right side of the results.  The most popular search refinements are:

    • Limit to articles from scholarly journals.
    • Limit to articles with full text available
    • Exclude newspaper articles
    • Year of Publication (date range limit)

Refine Your Search options in Articles & More list.