Answered By: Jenica Ibarra
Last Updated: Aug 10, 2020     Views: 2

1. Enter your search terms

Search for resources by author, title, subjects, or keywords using the search box on the Library homepage or the main OneSearch page. If you start on the main OneSearch page, you will see a dropdown showing options to search more specific collections in the library. Note: Library Catalog searches physical items in the Library’s collection.

search box options


2. Refine your results using the facets on the left

Since OneSearch looks for records in almost all of the Library databases, it can return a lot of results. To make these more manageable and relevant to your needs, use the search limiters on the left (under Tweak your results) to refine your search by type of resource, subject, time period (date), location in the library, or by a specific database.

By default, OneSearch shows you all resources, whether we have access to them or not. This gives you the option to request items we don’t have through your interlibrary loan account. If you only want to see resources we subscribe to, uncheck the “Expand My Results” checkbox above the search limiters.

OneSearch limiters


3. Explore your results and access full text

OneSearch displays results based on relevancy and gives you three options for getting a resource:

  • Available at Eckerd College Library – provides the physical location for the item
  • Available Online – provides a link to the online resource
  • Check availability – resource may not be available in Eckerd’s collection. Provides link to make an interlibrary loan request.

Once you find a resource that meets your needs, you can use the mini toolbar to the right of each record to get the citation, get the permalink, or add the item to your Favorites list.

Linking in OneSearch

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