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Speech 301 - Professor Duax (Spring 2020): Finding Books and Articles

Off-Campus Access

To login from off-campus, you will need your eServices username (w+student ID) and password. 


OneSearch Los Rios Libraries

Find books, articles, ebooks and more

OneSearch is really what it's name implies, one place to search for many different kinds of sources, including; books, eBooks, academic articles, news articles, videos, and more!


Example Topic: Colleges should do more to actively stop hate speech on college campuses. 

Example Searches:

  1. hate speech campus
  2. hate speech college
  3. hate speech university
  4. prevent hate speech
  5. stop hate speech
  6. free speech student 

Database Search Tips & Tools

Search Tips:

  • 3-5 keywords often works well
  • Take advantage of the limiters inside of OneSearch
  • Try different keywords (think synonyms)! Example: dog, puppy, hound, etc.  


Search Tools:

Parentheses: Use these around keywords separated by the word OR to expand your search and get more results. 

Search Example: hate speech (campus OR university OR college) 

In the above search example, we are doing the three searches below all at once:

  1. hate speech campus 
  2. hate speech university 
  3. hate speech college

Additional Databases

The below databases are a great place to either begin your research or browse topics. 

For these databases, use simple 1-3 keywords in your search. 

Useful for controversial issues.