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 over 7,000 publishers and content providers. The system is powered by Summon 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
  • Full-text content of the Scientific Library's Online Book collections.
  • By default, OneSearch shows results available at the Scientific Library, but using "add results beyond your library" will locate publications from 7,000 publishers and other resources, which the Library can then easily obtain

What is not in OneSearch

  • Although it does contain information from most 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, Online Journals, and using the Scientific Library's Online Catalog. For information about which databases are best for your subject area, consult our Electronic Resources, 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, journal articles, newspaper articles, conference proceedings, dissertations, photos, multimedia, and more.
  • Search results are sorted by relevance along with a number of facets that may be used to refine the results, such as content type, subject terms, publication date, language, and more.
  • The results can also be sorted by date with the newest or oldest items first.
  • Citations in your search results can be viewed in six commonly used citation formats (APA, AMA, MLA, Uniform, Chicago, and Harvard), exported to EndNote, emailed, and printed.
  • RSS feeds are automatically created for any search you run. Subscribe to a feed to receive notification when new search results meet your criteria.
  • 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 Off-Site Access.
  • OneSearch provides a search interface optimized for mobile devices.

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.