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PE 602: Research Foundation in Sport: OneSearch


OneSerach is a great one-stop shop for looking for academic sources. Searching OneSearch will bring back all types of resources such as articles, journals, books, electronic books, videos, and government documents. We like to think of OneSearch as the Library's Google because it searches all of our sources in one big search. 

After conducting your search, use the filters on the left to narrow to specific resource types, locations, etc. 

Search Scopes

OneSearch has a number of search scopes (the location that a search should look for resources on your topic). The default in OneSearch is SMSU Print & Online.  This will search both the physical items (books, journals, DVDs, etc.) and the online or electronic format items we can access (e.g., online articles, electronic books, streaming videos, open access sources on the internet, government resources).

The other search scopes are:

Online Sources -- a search of online-only materials we have access to

SMSU Library Print - a search of SMSU collections (although it says Print in the title, some online accessible resources are included, but not from the article databases as found in the SMSU Print & Online search scope)

Education Curriculum Library - a search of only the materials housed in the Education Curriculum Library. These materials include Picture Books, Juvenile Fiction and Non-Fiction, and Teacher Resources. The materials are in order using the Dewey Decimal System to mimic a school library media center.  This collection is physically housed in the Deeann Griebel Student Success Center. 

All MnPALS Libraries - a search of over 50 library collections in Minnesota 

SMSU Library Course Reserves - a search of the items SMSU faculty have put on reserve for students to use in the McFarland Library