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.
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)