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Use the tips below to practice using 1Search, the search box on the upper right-hand corner of the library's homepage. Open up 1Search in another tab or browser (click here to open it) and try it out as you walk through this guide.
*Make sure to login to access more content and to use the saving features.*
What's included in 1Search?
When should you use it?
Learn more about 1Search on this guide.
Start by entering some keywords. Because 1Search searches so much stuff, you can try more targeted searches. The results of your search are displayed in the middle column. Options for refining your search are on the right side, for example, refine to just see Peer-Reviewed articles. Refining your search gives you the best results. Learn more about refining in the next module (below).
Because 1Search has so much content, you may find that your search results are very large and you’ll want to narrow down your search. You can do this in a number of ways including by resource type, topic and publication date.
The options for refining your search are shown on the right side of the screen. Here's an example of how to refine by topic.
Looking at the list of topics shows you:
*Note - Double check the citation. 1Search is still learning how to make totally accurate citations and often has mistakes like missing volume numbers.
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