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OneSearch - How To's
Do you like to use Google? OneSearch is like Google, but better!
- Searches Library Catalog
- Searches for Journal Articles
- Easily Refine your Search
Once you have created a basic search using OneSearch,
refine it by:
- Type of Content
- Subject Terms
- Publication Date
- Choose "More Options" below each of these areas to be able to "include" or "exclude" items in each area.
- Put phrases inside quotation marks to search for words in a specific order, i.e., "civil war" or "multicultural education."
To learn more about using OneSearch, visit our OneSearch guide or view our short video tutorial!
General Tips for OneSearch
Or search in the Catalog, Databases or e-Journal list.
1. Use descriptive, specific search terms for best results.
The search terms "photography during the Civil War" will find results on a specific aspect of the Civil War while "Civil War" will provide many articles about the Civil War.
2. Use "Refine Results" to narrow results.
- Limit To: limit results to peer-review or full text.
- Publication Date: limit results to a certain date range.
- Source Types: limit results to newspaper articles, journal articles, books, or other types of materials.
- Subject: choose articles that focus on a particular discipline or subject area.
Start with OneSearch
Use OneSearch to find books, journal articles, newspapers, streaming video, and more in the FAU library. For more information, see the following videos: