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When Should I Use OneSearch?
OneSearch is a great place to start your research and get ideas for your assignments. It helps you quickly find relevant resources on a subject, without having to decide which database(s) to search. You can also limit your search results in a variety of ways, including date range, publication type, subject, and geographic location. The library's cataloged resources, such as books, eBooks, and DVDs and are also integrated into the search results.
LION OneSearch box -- Use the tabs below to customize your search!
Tips for Better Searching
- By default, OneSearch searches all terms you have entered, without the need to use AND. For example: academic achievement athletes will find items that contain all 3 terms.
- By default, OneSearch searches through the full text of documents (if available). This may cause a large number of results, and not all are relevant to your subject. Results are returned in a relevancy ranked order.
- To improve the relevancy of your search results, enclose phrases in "quotation marks". For example: "academic achievement" or "standardized tests"
- Include the apostrophe. For example, use "teacher's pet" rather than "teachers pet"
- To find variant endings for a word, use the * asterisk (truncation symbol.) For example: educ* finds educate, education, educational
- To find books, videos or other items in the Albright library, refine your search by selecting " Catalog (cataLION) Only" PLEASE NOTE: USING THIS OPTION MIGHT ELIMINATE OTHER RELEVANT MATERIALS.
- To find scholarly journal articles, refine your search by selecting "Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals"
- You can refine a search by limiting to Language. However, be aware that many English language articles have not been tagged as English, so will be missing from your search results.
- Many items have direct links to retrieve the full text. For those that don't, use "Find Full Text" to determine if Albright Library has the item in print or online.