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ENGWR 301 (online) - Professor Valle (Spring 2020): Research Databases

Off-Campus Access

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

Specific Databases

Simple searches of one or two words work best for these databases.

Click here to access all of the library's databases.


OneSearch Los Rios Libraries

Find books, articles, ebooks and more

OneSearch is exactly what its name implies: one place to search for many different kinds of sources -- including books, eBooks, scholarly articles, news articles, videos, and more!

OneSearch In One Minute

Basic Search Tips


  • 3-5 keywords often works well
  • Take advantage of the limiters on the left of your search results to get current and relevant results.
    • Pay particular attention to the limiter that restricts date--you can adjust the timeline for more relevant and/or current results
  • Try different keywords (think synonyms)
    • dog
    • puppy
    • hound
    • canine


  • Put exact phrases in quotation marks but remember SPELLING COUNTS!
    • “time management”
    • “social media"


  • Brainstorm some additional search terms
    • equal rights: equality, social justice, suffrage
    • philanthropy: altruism, charity, generosity, endowment