Research Basics

For Baruch and CUNY SPS

Use OneSearch to Begin

  1. Click "Define Your Search"
  2. Select a search option
  3. Enter your search terms
  4. Run your search

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

Sometimes

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

Sometimes

 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

Top Search Tips

1. Quote marks around phrases = more precise results

quote marks around phrase

 

2. Type AND in all caps between concepts

AND between search concepts

 

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.

Use filters on right side of search results

 

4. Use "Advanced Search" mode for greater control

Advanced search mode

Looking for E-Reserves?

If you found your way to this page from a link in Blackboard, it's likely that the link was on a course site in Blackboard for a class where there are no materials on e-reserve for your class.

If you think that there are actually materials on e-reserve for your class, go to the e-reserves page on the library website to review the list of classes that have materials on e-reserve for this semester.