Use OneSearch to search most of the library's databases. OneSearch is also the only source you can use to find the physical books the library has on your topic.
Physical books are available for check out (remember to check the library homepage for hours of service).
Depending on the search terms you use, the results generated in OneSearch could be a lot. In addition to selecting relevant key terms, another tool you can use to refine your search is to use filters.
You'll find OneSearch filters on the left side of the page.
Want to learn more about how to use OneSearch? Watch the OneSearch in One Minute video below and/or complete the OneSearch tutorial.
Remember, if you have any questions about how to use these search tools, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact any one of the ARC librarians.
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: gambling (underage OR teen)
In the example above, we are running two searches at once:
gambling underage and gambling teen
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.
NOTE: The asterisk * will bring back multiple results (e.g. child* = child AND children AND childhood...)