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ENGWR 300 - Professor Goldbar (Fall 2022): OneSearch


OneSearch Los Rios Libraries

Find books, articles, ebooks and more

OneSearch is really what it's name implies, one place to search for many different kinds of sources, including; books, eBooks, academic articles, news articles, videos, and more!

OneSearch In One Minute

Search Tips

Search Tips:

  • 2-5 keywords often works well
  • Take advantage of the filters inside of OneSearch
  • Try different keywords - think synonyms!
    • Example: dog, puppy, hound, etc.  

Quotation marks: Use these around your keywords for what is called an exact or phrase search. This tool will give you more specific and fewer results because it searches for your keywords together, exactly as you’ve entered them. 

Example: "social media"


Parentheses: Use these around keywords separated by the word or to expand your search. In the example below, we are searching for (free speech campus), (free speech university), as well as ( free speech college) in one easy search. 

Example: free speech (campus or university or college)


Asterisk: Use this to shorten a word and search for all possible endings of a word, ie the search below is searching for Poverty and child/children/childhood/etc. This tool will give you more results

Example: Poverty child*