Open http://www.hofstra.edu/library in another browser window to work through this tutorial side by side.
OneSearch is HUL's new one-stop service for finding research materials (books, articles, videos, etc.) all at once.
On the Library's home page (displayed on the right), you will see a search box labeled "OneSearch" open in the left column.
Please click on the right arrow below to continue the tutorial...
To begin, you would type your search term(s) into the search box and click the Search button. View search hints.
For this tutorial, let's assume you've just done this - using the terms social networking.
CLICK HERE to see the OneSearch results and proceed with the tutorial. (You may have to wait a few seconds for the page to load.)
*Note: If you are off campus, you will be required to login with your Hofstra username and password when you click the link above. Please do so before clicking the right arrow below to continue.
You see OneSearch retrieved a very large number of results for this search. To narrow down these results, you will use the limiters on the left menu. Scroll down, if you need to, until you see the Refine your results options.
Perhaps you want to retrieve resources that were published most recently - say in the last 3 years. You can limit your results by using the date-range sliders or typing in a new starting year.
Go ahead and use the slider on the left to set the start year to 2010. You could also click into the box that currently says 1934 and type in 2010. After making this change, click the Update button.
When the results are updated, you'll see there is a much smaller set of results than before.
There are a number of ways to limit your results.
For details about these limiters, click here.
Take some time now to explore these options yourself and see how the results change.
When you are finished, CLICK HERE to come back to the original set of results and continue the tutorial.
Viewing your results
Look at the results screen.
Saving your results
You will also see this icon under each result:
OneSearch (like all EBSCOhost databases) allows you to add selected items to a folder during your search session. To save items between search sessions, you will have to create an account. To create an account when you finish this tutorial, you would click on the Sign In link at the top of the search screen.
Follow the link to create a new account. Once you create an account, you can log in and save all of your searches and selected materials, sharing them with peers.
If you do not log into an account, any material you put in a folder will be lost once you end your search session.
You can save your results in several ways:
Printing your results
Print options depend on the resource type:
That brings us to the end of this OneSearch interactive tutorial.
For more detailed information on using this resource, view our OneSearch LibGuide.