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HIS 4322: Aerospace History: OneSearch

Research Guide for Dr. Ganson's Fall 2020 Course

General Search Tips

Be specific for best results, e.g., photography during the civil war, not just civil war. 

Refining your search: After entering a search, use the facets on the left to narrow the results
  • target only peer-reviewed articles 
  • show only items with Full Text available online 
  • include newspaper articles, books, journal articles, and more
  • limit your results by content type, discipline, date, subject terms, language, or library location.

When it is not available at FAU Libraries

For items not available in the FAU Libraries collections, click on the title and scroll down to "Request through Interlibrary Loan" to place an Interlibrary Loan request for the item (Pre-registration required to use this service).  

More Search Tips

Additional Help

OneSearch covers all subject areas and includes a vast amount of resources in many formats. Use its search box to look for article citations, books, articles, and other resources.

Library resources may also be found by searching these links: 



Also search in the Catalog, Databases or e-Journal list. 

  Other Search Tips

Enclose phrases in quotes to retrieve words next to each other in the specified order:  “citizen journalism” 

Proximity to Other Words: 

Enclose your search terms in quotes and use the tilde (~) followed by a number. Example: “yeast bread”~10 finds material where “yeast” and “bread” appear within 10 words of each other in the specified order. 

Search a Range: 

Use the { } characters to indicate a search range in OneSearch. When used on the years {2006 TO 2008} any instance of 2006, 2007, or 2008 will be returned. 

Include Similar Terms in the Search: 

Use the tilde (~) character at the end of a word to match words that look similar. When used on the term “Lead~” it will match “Wead,” “Veade,” and “Tead.” 

An additional parameter can specify the required similarity. Select a value between 0 and 1, values closer to 1 indicate a higher similarity. For example: lead~0. If the parameter is not supplied, the default is 0.5.