OneSearch is a library tool that allows you to search several library resources at once, including the Library Catalog, research databases, streaming video, and more. It's your "one search" to finding books, scholarly articles, magazines, newspapers, and video. Much like Google, it searches and finds resources from other tools and displays the results in one place. It does not actually have any content within itself.
OneSearch is a general discovery tool. The "discovery" part is that it gives you a good idea of what is available for any given topic and it's easy to use. The "general" part is that it pulls information on most subjects. This makes it great for broad searches or for beginning your research, but you may find that the more specific and focus your research needs are, the less helpful OneSearch is for you.
OneSearch is searchable directly on the library's home page.
Using the OneSearch search box on the library's homepage will take you Onesearch's basic search. It's very powerful, but if you need more control and search options, OneSearch also has an Advanced Search option. You can get to the Advanced Search option by clicking the link under the search limiters:
OneSearch is a very powerful search tool to discover library resources. It will work for most users' needs, but it does have a few limitations. Here's the pros and cons of OneSearch: