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 Potential Keywords and the Search Tips boxes 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).
Using OneSearch Limiters:
You can limit the results you get to various types of sources (e.g. reviews, or newspaper articles, etc.).
Using Quotation Marks
Use quotation marks to search for a specific phrase.
Example: "tribal law and justice act"
The results from this example will include sources related to this specific act.
Example: housing (native OR indigenous)
In the example above, we are running two searches at once:
native housing AND indigenous housing
Example: "native american" hous*
This is searching for the phrase native american with multiple derivatives of the words house: house, housing, houses, etc.
Consider using the following 2-3 keywords in the databases to the left to find some background information on your topic.
Fishing and Treaty Rights
Language and Cultural Heritage