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Video on How to Use OneSearch 

Watch this 4 1/2  minute video on how to use OneSearch

One Search Quick Tips

About OneSearch:

OneSearch is the library's discovery tool. It enables you to search the library's physical item collections, and 98% of the library subscription databases, including articles, ebooks, streaming videos, and more. Search results in OneSearch do not include videos in the Kanopy database, or books in the Overdrive collection. 

How to Use OneSearch: Quick Tips

Start by simply entering your search terms in the OneSearch box. You can search by keyword, title, author, or subject. The Advanced Search provides even more options for searching. 

Tip # 1: If you are looking for particular items, such as peer-reviewed articles, books, etc. you can choose to limit your search:

OneSearch box on library homepage

Tip # 2: You can also refine your results after you search, using the filters to the left of you search results.

Filtering by Availability, Resource Type, and Date are the most popular ways to refine a search: 

Search filters in OneSearch


Tip # 3: Your search results will show items that are available full-text, in addition to physical items at The Chicago School campuses. To search beyond these initial results, click on "expand your search." This will display items available outside of the library collections, or those that are not available full text:

 Didn't find what you were looking for? Click here to expand your search

Tip # 4: Expanding your search also provides a way to request items the library does not have access to though interlibrary loan, a free service through the The Chicago School Library. 

To request articles and book chapters, first make sure you are signed in: 

Sign in to OneSearch to utilize personalized features

Then, click on the "GET IT" icon under "Get a digital copy."

Get it from other locations icon

Tip # 5:  Take advantage of the save options in One Search:

One Search save options