Watch this video to learn how to search OneSearch more effectively.
Starting from the Library website, https://library.csp.edu, find the OneSearch bar in the middle of the page. Or follow this link to access OneSearch directly. Identify the main ideas or topics that you can use as your search terms. For example, if your research question was "What is the impact of social media on bullying?" your search terms could be social media and bullying. Click Search to see results.
OneSearch searches everything in the Library's collection which can generate an overwhelming number of results. You can use filtering tools built into the search to help narrow down your results, showing what you'd like to see. For instance, if you are only looking for scholarly or peer-reviewed articles, check the "Peer Reviewed Journals" button on the left. Or, if you need articles published within the last few years, you can set a date range within the Publication Date section.
OneSearch defaults to searching just the CSP Library's electronic collection of articles and ebooks. Quickly access resources by clicking the link below each item -- "Download PDF" or "View Online." You will be taken directly to the resource in a database collection.
If the CSP Library does not have access to an item, you will see "Request from another library," which will begin the process of placing a request for accessing the item from another library. For more information on placing a request, see the "Request an Item" pages on this guide.
Switch to view only the Library's print collection by clicking the dropdown menu to the right of the main search bar and selecting Physical Items. If you find a physical book in the Library's collection, it will include a location for where the book is shelved, including a call number. If you have any questions about reading the call number, use the Library's 24/7 chat or ask in person at the Information Desk on campus.
Use the tool buttons in OneSearch to quickly generate a citation or a permalink. Tools are visible from the results page as well as on each item more detailed info page.