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What is OneSearch?
OneSearch is a simple and fast search engine for finding relevant information from the Eckerd College Library collection on any topic. It allows you to quickly search and access a variety of library items including books, DVD’s, journal and magazine articles, and other materials from the library catalog.
Can I use OneSearch off campus?
Yes, anyone can use OneSearch from off campus with limited access. If you are affiliated with Eckerd College, you will need to select the login link in the yellow 'Hello, Guest' box. Use your email login and password to access all full text resources in OneSearch.
What are the minimum browser requirements for using OneSearch?
The Minimum Browser Requirements for OneSearch (and all EBSCO database interfaces) are below. For additional information, please see the EBSCO support website.
|Internet Explorer||7.0 or later|
|FireFox||8.0 or later|
|Safari||5.1 or later|
|Google Chrome||16 or later|
Why do I see a blank window when attempting to open a full text link in OneSearch?
When attempting to open the full text link another window opens which triggers your browser's pop-up blocker. This requires you to disable (turn-off) the pop-up blocker.
Does OneSearch include everything the library has?
No, but it includes so much of what the library has that it will almost always be a good place to start a search. The following databases are not included in OneSearch: Archives Unbound Collection, ArticleFirst, Books in Print, Choice Reviews Online, CQ Weekly, Electronic Collections Online, MathSciNet, PapersFirst, PsycArticles, SciFinder Scholar and World Scholar: Latin America & the Caribbean.
When would OneSearch not make sense as the first place to search?Some examples:
- If you’re looking specifically for statistical data, or encyclopedia/dictionary entries, or images, it would be better to use databases devoted to those specific types of information.
- If you're looking for a specific Journal title, you should use our Journal Finder.
I’m very proficient using the subject-specific databases in my field. Is there any reason I should use OneSearch?
Because OneSearch will have such broad coverage, it may locate relevant materials published in other fields that you wouldn’t otherwise find in a subject-specific database.
So then why would I want to choose a subject-specific database anymore—can I just use OneSearch instead?
OneSearch is not replacing any of our subject-specific databases. These databases offer valuable advanced searching capabilities tailored to their subject areas.
How do I get help with using OneSearch?
As always, if you need help navigating the databases, need suggestions for search terms, or would like to know more about OneSearch please Ask A Librarian for assistance.
How can I give the library feedback on OneSearch?
Use our Feedback Form to let us know what you think about OneSearch.
Who is the vendor of OneSearch?
OneSearch is a web-scale discovery service for libraries. Our service is provided by Ebsco Discovery Service.