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Search for articles (across multiple databases), books, and more--all at once!

What is OneSearch?

Questions and Answers about OneSearch

What is OneSearch?

OneSearch (also known as Summon) is the Library's Google-like search box.

It's a single search for books, newspaper articles, journal articles, citations, and more. If the library has access to a full-text journal or newspaper article, OneSearch will try to link there directly.

What is in OneSearch? 

OneSearch includes results from the URSUS Library catalog, many of the library's databases, and journal articles.

Rather than having to search these each of these resources separately, OneSearch users can enter a search term or phrase and see results from multiple resources. OneSearch makes it easy to refine your search to focus on the material you need for your work.

If you need help while using OneSearch, click the Chat with Us! icon at the top right of the page.

Search results include easy-to-access full text resources, and citations for others. If the library does not have direct full text access to a resource found in OneSearch, researchers may request them via electronic Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

Who should use OneSearch? 

OneSearch can be used by anyone: from new students, to experienced researchers, to faculty and staff.

The content and ease of use make it the ideal starting point for finding articles, books, and other resources available from the library.

Many students will be able to find all the information they need for a class paper or long-term research project using OneSearch. With OneSearch, even experienced researchers can discover databases and resources not typically used in their native fields of study.

How can I share feedback about my experience using OneSearch?

You may share feedback anonymously by clicking the Feedback link in OneSearch, or you may send comments or questions that require a response to