OneSearch can help you quickly find articles, books, and multimedia from several research databases and the library catalog all at once. You will also find research guides and popular Library webpages.
Google Scholar has made arrangements with various publishers of scholarly content to index their materials. However, they do not index everything available to you via the Research Databases. If you only search Google Scholar, you will miss many additional materials that the Library subscribes to. The link to Google Scholar above has the preferences set to automatically display Full-Text @ LCC Library when it is available.
OneSearch allows for phrase searching with the use of ' '. The search "teacher education" will find results with that phrase.
The single search box in OneSearch (basic search box or keyword search box in advanced search) will search across many fields automatically. For example, entering an ISBN, ISSN, or Call Number will bring back associated records.
You can explicitly search a field using the syntax: "field:(query)." For example, the search ISSN:(1234-5678), finds records that contain that value in the ISSN field.
OneSearch offers the following Boolean operations: OR, NOT and AND. The operators must be written in ALL CAPS.
By default, all terms in a search are combined with the AND operator. To expand the results set, use the OR operator "microcircuits OR nanocircuits" will return items that contain either term.
This can be combined with quoted terms such as "teacher education" OR "educator training".
To exclude items in OneSearch, use the NOT operator or "-" character before a term. When used in the following query "animal NOT dog" the results will not include the term "dog".
Searches within OneSearch can be performed using the wildcards "?" and "*".
The question mark (?) will match any one character and can be used to find "Olsen" or "Olson" by searching for "Ols?n".
The asterisk (*) will match zero or more characters within a word or at the end of a word. A search for "Ch*ter" would match "Charter", "Character", and "Chapter". When used at the end of a word, such as "Temp*", it will match all suffixes "Temptation", "Temple" and "Temporary".
Wildcards cannot be used as the first character of a search.