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BOT 323 - Flowering Plants of the World

Library guide to support searching and organizing of sources for BOT 323

Practice Using 1Search

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.*

Use 1Search to Find Journals

Click on e-Journals A-Z in the upper right-hand corner from within 1Search.

1Search search bar example

First, enter the title of the journal you are looking for. Then select the journal title that matches your interest.

screenshot of 1Search journal search example

You can then browse through the journal by issue or enter a keyword search to find articles on a topic.

How Do I Use 1Search to Find Articles?

Start by entering some keywords or the title of an article. 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. Refining your search gives you the best results. Learn more about refining in the next module (below).

screenshot of 1Search peer-reviewed article search

 

Refine a Search

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.

screenshot of 1Search refine by topic search

Looking at the list of topics shows you:

  • what the main ideas are in your results,
  • what language people are using to describe your topic,
  • if you're on the right track.

Accessing the Article

When looking for articles, you will see that some articles are available immediately online from our library in full text. First, click on the article title or the full text available link.

screenshot of 1Search "full text available" link

Next, to open the article, choose the publisher's link (in this example - Elsevier ScienceDirect Journals Complete) that includes the right date range for the article you want.

screenshot of 1Search range of dates for articles

Requesting an Article

You may need to get articles or books that our library doesn't have.

If you see results that say Request from Interlibrary Loan  (a grey or yellow circle will display), click the link to ask our librarians to get this article for you for free. 

screenshot of 1Search "request from interlibrary loan" link

You will receive an email from the Interlibrary Loan department when your article is ready. Click on the link in the email to access the article. It usually takes 2-3 days at the most to get an article.

 

Email and Cite Your Sources

As you search, you have the option to email, save, and format your citations*. Click on the link, email, or pin icons, or choose the dots to see all of the saving and exporting options.

screenshot of 1search pinned icons below found articles