One Search is UM Libraries' most comprehensive searching tool. It searches most of the Libraries’ physical and electronic content. It is often referred to as the Libraries’ “Google search.”
One Search is a great place to begin your research, however, it is important to note that One Search does not search all of the Libraries’ resources.
You can find Articles (full-text), Books and Journals (print and electronic), Manuscripts and Maps, Theses and Dissertations, Videos, and more.
Step 1: Go to libraries.olemiss.edu. We want to start our research by going to One Search, which will allow us to search for scholarly journals articles, newspaper articles, and books.
Step 2: Type your search term into the search box and press enter. In this example, we are doing research on immigration, so type “immigration".
Step 3: We got over 2 million results! That is too many to look through, so we want to narrow our search to get fewer results.
Step 4: There are lots of different types of sources in One Search. If you want to limit your search to only peer-reviewed or scholarly journal articles, click Peer-Review.
That eliminated over 1 million results!
Step 5: You can also limit your search by publication date. Click Last 12 Months to only see results published in the last year.
Step 6: To access the full text of an article, click Full Text Online.
Not every result in One Search will be available online, some will say Citation Online instead. Click Citation Online to submit a request for the full text of the item.
Step 7: Click the link icon to get a stable link to the result.
Step 8: Click the quotation marks to generate a citation you can copy and paste into your bibliography, reference list, or works cited page.
Step 9: Select your citation format from the drop down menu. For this example we will choose APA.
It is important to note when using any citation builder that there may be mistakes within the generated citation. Always check the generated citation for mistakes.
Copy and paste into your bibliography, reference list, or works cited page.
Step 10: You can email the result to yourself or others by clicking the envelope icon.
Step 11: Type in your email address and choose your citation style from the drop down menu so the citation will be included in your email.
Step 12: If you need help, click the chat bubbles in the upper right-hand corner to chat with a librarian.
Step 13: Chat is not available all the time. If chat is not online, you can click the envelope to send an email to a librarian.
Step 14: These are some of the basic features of One Search.
There are many more filters you can use to limit your search, so explore on your own or take a look at the One Search Advanced Search Tutorial.
You are welcome to share any of this information with others. If you are a librarian or educator, you are welcome to use this guide and its contents for your own purposes.
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