OneSearch allows for phrase searching with the use of " ". The query "flow cytometry" will find results with that exact phrase.
OneSearch offers the following Boolean operations: AND, OR, NOT.
By default, all terms in a search are combined with the AND operator. To expand the results set, use the OR operator. "Nanoscience OR nanotechnology " will return items that contain either term.
This can be combined with quoted terms such as "nanoscience" OR "nanotechnology ".
To exclude items in OneSearch, use the NOT operator before a term. When used in the following query "cytogenetics NOT plants" the results will not include the term "plants".
Parentheses can be used to group search terms and order the precedence of how the query is interpreted by the search system. Left-to-right precedence is usually used in case of multiple Boolean operators, unless parentheses are used. For example, “CRISPR AND (genetics OR genomics)” will search for records that contain the terms CRISPR and either genetics or genomics. Without the parentheses, ““CRISPR AND genetics OR genomics” will search for records that either contain both terms CRISPR and genetics or only contain the term genomics.
Searches can be performed using the wildcards ? and *.
The question mark ? will match any one character and can be used to find "Olsen" or "Olson" by searching for "Ols?n".
The asterisk * will match zero or more characters within a word or at the end of a word. A search for "Ch*ter" would match "Charter", "Character", and "Chapter". When used at the end of a word, such as "therap*", it will match all suffixes "therapeutic", "therapies", "therapist", "therapy", etc.
The single search box in OneSearch (Simple Search on the main OneSearch page) will search across many fields automatically. For example, entering an ISBN (for books), ISSN (journals), DOI (articles), PMID (PubMed citation number), or Call Number will bring back associated records.
With the Simple Search you can choose to search across Everything, Library Catalog, or Articles only. Additional dropdown menus below the search box allow you to limit search by material type, results that contain the exact phrase or begin with the query words, and limit the search to specific parts of the record (anywhere in the record, title, author/creator, subject, ISSN, or user tags).
Select the microphone icon to use the “Search by voice” option. With a microphone enabled, the search form will transcribe spoken words to text and then search for those terms.
In Advanced Search you can search by specific fields, use Boolean operators, parentheses, wildcards, and quotes. Choose to limit the search across Everything, Library Catalog, or Articles, and add additional limits using dropdown menus (material type, language, and date range). For each search line, choose which field to search in (any field, title, author/creator, subject, ISSN, or user tags) and whether results will contain, exactly match, or begin with the search term. Combine each search line with a Boolean operator, and add new lines as needed.
To perform a broad search with a wildcard in the Advanced Search, enclose the * wildcard in quotes and select at least one filter. For example, enter “*” in the search line and choose from the dropdown Material Types>Sound Recordings to find all records labeled as sound recordings.
The search results page is divided into four parts:
OneSearch supports the following browsers and devices: