OneSearch: How to Search

Find books, articles, videos, and more!

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What's in OneSearch?

What you CAN find in OneSearch

checkbox  Scholarly journal articles, magazine articles, newspaper articles
checkbox  Print books & ebooks @ Baruch College
checkbox  Print books @ other CUNY colleges

What you can SOMETIMES find in OneSearch


 Streaming videos & DVDs
 Alternative: use the Videos & Movies guide


 Articles from reference books
 Alternative: use the Dictionaries & Encyclopedias databases


What you CAN'T find in OneSearch

Can't find

 Data & statistics
 Alternative: use the Statistics databases

Can't find

 Company & industry reports
 Alternative: use the Business databases

Can't find

 Market research reports
 Alternative: use the Marketing databases

OneSearch on the Library Home Page

When you click "Define Your Search," you are presented with options you must select before you can type your search terms:

Search options within the search box


Books (print + ebooks) will search the OneSearch system.

Articles will search the OneSearch system for articles in journals, newspapers, and magazines.

Videos will search the OneSearch system for streaming videos and DVDs

Books + Articles + Videos will search OneSearch for all of the above format types and more.

Databases will link you to a page with an A-Z list of all library databases.

Journals will search the OneSearch system for journals we have online and in print.

Newspapers + Magazines will search the OneSearch system for newspapers and magazines we have online and in print.

Course Reserves will link you to a page listing all the courses where we have items on reserve.

Library Services & Policies will search just the library web pages for info about our services.

Top Search Tips

1. Quote marks around phrases = more precise results

quotation marks around phrases

2. Type AND in all caps between concepts

Search connector words in all caps

3. "Filter" your search results by resource type, date, and more. Use the "Limit to" option for "Peer Reviewed Journals" to get just scholarly journal articles.

Filter my results on left side

4. Use "Advanced Search" mode for greater control

Advanced search mode