Now that you've explored the preliminary databases and have collected some background information on your topic, it's time to begin conducting some reference research, and OneSearch is just the tool to use for that.
The first step you should take is to watch the OneSearch in One Minute video.
Once you've watched the video, read the information in the Search Tips section to learn a few strategies you can use when navigating OneSearch
Once you're done with those two steps, you'll be ready to dive into OneSearch.
You can start by using the 1-3 keywords that you used in the preliminary databases, but now you can also add more relevant keywords to refine your topic (see the Search Tips box below).
If you'd like to see some of the search tips used in action, watch the Quick Tips & Shortcuts for Database Searching video (NOTE: The database used in this video may look a bit different from OneSearch, but the tools are similar).
OneSearch Search Tips:
Using OneSearch Limiters:
You can limit the results you get to various types of sources (e.g. reviews, or newspaper articles, etc.).
Example: chernobyl (disaster OR accident)
In the example above, we are running two searches at once:
chernobyl disaster AND chernobyl accident
Example: chernobyl child*
This is searching for the keyword chernobyl and the keywords: child, children, childhood, etc.