About OneSearch

OneSearch is a fast way to search Scientific Library resources and collections - a single search box for journal articles, books, media and more. A large central index is compiled from thousands of publishers and content providers. The system is powered by Primo from ProQuest.

Coverage Information

OneSearch Diagram

What is in OneSearch

  • All the materials from the Scientific Library's catalog, such as books, videos, sound recordings, etc.
  • A majority of Scientific Library's journal subscriptions.
  • PubMed and content from many other biomedical research databases and open-access resources.
  • Full-text content of the Scientific Library's Online Book collections.
  • By default, OneSearch shows results available at the Scientific Library and from some additional online collections, but using "Expand My Results" will locate publications from thousands of other publishers and other resources, which the Library can then easily obtain through interlibrary loan.

What is not in OneSearch

  • Although it does contain information available in many of the Scientific Library's Databases, there is some information that is not included in OneSearch. Specialized or comprehensive research should be done in the Scientific Library's subject-specific Databases. For information about which databases are best for your subject area, consult our website lists, or contact us.

Search Features

  • A click or two takes you to the full text of articles and online books, or shows whether a book is available on the shelf.
  • Search results include citations of many kinds of sources: books, book chapters, journal articles, reference entries, reviews, conference proceedings, dissertations, reports, videos, sound recordings, newspaper articles, and more.
  • Search results are sorted by relevance along with a number of facets that may be used to refine the results, such as resource type, creation date, subject, journal title, language, location, author/creator, collection, and more.
  • The results can also be sorted by date with the newest or oldest items first or alphabetically by title or author.
  • Citations in your search results can be viewed in five commonly used citation formats (MLA (7th edition), MLA (8th edition), APA (6th edition), Chicago/Turabian (16th edition), and Harvard), exported to RIS (for EndNote and other citation manager software), emailed, printed, or a permalink to the record can be copied.
  • Results can be saved to your account and viewed under My Favorites>Saved Records. Saved results can be organized with labels.
  • Searches can be saved to your account under My Favorites>Saved Searches and turned on as email alerts or RSS feeds.
  • All users are able to access and search the OneSearch interface. However, access to full-text, subscribed resources does require users be on the campus network or use Offsite-Access.
  • OneSearch provides a search interface optimized for mobile devices, including a “Search by Voice” option.
  • Expand your search by finding articles that cite or are cited by a relevant article.
  • Use the Virtual Browse feature to find related books in the Library Catalog , and find related articles through the Related Reading suggestion feature.

Additional considerations

  • OneSearch includes a large amount of resources, but not everything to which the Scientific Library subscribes.
  • Vague or short searches will return too many results; searches using well-refined search terms or phrases in quotes will return fewer, more refined results.