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ENGWR 302 - Professor Knox (Spring 2021): OneSearch: Books & Articles

Why Use OneSearch?

Why Use OneSearch?

OneSearch can search just about all of the Los Rios Libraries databases simultaneously.  So you can find the best books and eBooks, academic articles, news articles, videos and more in one simple search! 

However, for this assignment, you'll want to limit your results to find a specific type of resource, so follow the steps below to find newspaper editorials

  • Type in your keyword(s) and the word "editorial" (e.g. election editorial)
  • Change the "Publication Date" range to 2010 to 2021 and click "Apply" 
  • Under Resource Type select "Newspaper Articles" 

NOTE: You're likely to end up with an overwhelming amount of results when broad terms/phrases like "election editorial" are used, so consider refining your search by asking about who, what, when, where, and/or why.  For example:

  • Is there a specific candidate or party you want to focus on?  What aspect of the election do you want to focus on?  Is there a specific electoral year you want to focus on? 
  • Notice the difference in results when the keywords: presidential election gerrymandering editorial are used (approximately 1,154 results) to when the keywords: election editorial are used (approximately 874,619 results).

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OneSearch in One Minute

Search Tips

Search Tips:

  • 3-5 keywords often works well
  • Take advantage of the limiters inside of OneSearch
  • Try different keywords (think synonyms)


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

Example: dating (underage OR legal minor)

In the example above, we are running two searches at once: 

dating underage and dating legal minor


Using the Asterisk (*): Use this to shorten a word and search for all possible endings of a root word. This will give you more results

Example: poverty child*

This is searching for the keyword poverty and the keywords: child, children, childhood, etc. 


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!