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LEP 101: OneSearch: Articles, Books, eBooks, Videos & More


OneSearch is a one-stop shop for searching library resources and is similar to Google being a one-stop shop for searching the Internet.  OneSearch searches both the online library catalog (e.g., books, videos) and most of the library the databases (e.g., articles, eBooks) simultaneously. 

Using OneSearch is a good option when:   

  • you aren't sure which database to use
  • your topic may be covered well in a number of databases
  • you are interested in seeing a variety of resources (e.g., books, newspaper articles, magazine articles, scholarly journals, etc.)
  • you want to see how different disciplines talk about your topic


Searching OneSearch brings back a variety of types of resources including articles, journals, books, electronic books, videos, and government documents:

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

Google Doesn't What?!?

Do you know one thing that Google DOES NOT search? 

Our McFarland Library databases!  Why not?  Because that is proprietary information--that means we paid for it, so Google can't crawl it for free. You, as students, have access to this great source of information.