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, you'll be ready to dive into OneSearch, and 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).
Remember, if you have any questions, you can:
OneSearch can search just about all of the Los Rios Libraries databases simultaneously. Find the best books and eBooks, academic articles, news articles, videos and more in one simple search!
Potential employers should/should not be able to request access to your password-protected Facebook account.
Remember to take advantage of the limiters on the left of your search results to ensure you are getting current resources that you can access!
Example: dating (underage OR legal minor)
In the example above, we are running two searches at once:
dating underage and dating legal minor.
Example: poverty child*
This is searching for the keyword poverty and the keywords: child, children, childhood, etc.