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OneSearch: Introduction

Use OneSearch to search for nearly everything the library has to offer



OneSearch is the library discovery service that helps you, well, discover resources in the library.  Use OneSearch to search nearly everything the library has access to.  You can also search for items we don't have access to and find things you may want to request through Interlibrary Loan.

OneSearch is a great starting point in doing research.  However, it comes with some limitations.  For greater control with scholarly research and the most up-to-date results, use the Library Catalog to find items physically in the library and the library databases to search for journal articles.



You can find OneSearch anytime you go to the library's homepage:

OneSearch - Library Homepage


This is the basic search.  You have three limiters to choose from:

Full Text (Online)  -     Click this box to search for items you can read completely online.  This includes full-text journal articles and eBooks.
Books / Catalog  - Limits your search to items that are physically available in the library.  This includes books as well as videos, government documents, microforms and more.
Peer Reviewed Journals  - This limits your search to just scholarly, peer reviewed journals.  For more information on scholarly journals, please visit our Scholarly Journals guide.

If you don't choose any limiters, you will search nearly everything: journals, eBooks, library catalog and citations!  (Note: there are a few library resources that OneSearch doesn't search).

Once you search, you will then be taken to a search results page.

Access to OneSearch

In order to make the most use of OneSearch, you need to be an ASU student, staff or faculty or be inside the library.  Off-campus guests can search OneSearch but will not have access to online content or articles.  Off-campus ASU students, staff or faculty will need to log in to view full resources.    OneSearch Link to Full Access

To log in, enter your ASU Email address and your ID number when prompted. When you enter your ID number, make sure to add a number '7' to the beginning of your ID number.  The ID number should be entered with no spaces or dashes between the digits.  Example: If your ID number is 12345678, you would type in "712345678".

If you have any problems accessing the databases, check your browser settings. Questions or problems with off-campus access can be addressed to Wendy Crist by email or phone (870) 972-3077. If you need to report access problems during holidays or breaks when the library is closed, please call (870) 680-4312.

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April Sheppard
April Sheppard
Assistant Director for Public Services
Dean B. Ellis Library | P.O. Box 2040
State University, AR 72467
Phone 870.972.2766