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This tutorial will show you how to search for resources including This tutorial will show you how to search for resources, including books and scholarly articles using the library's catalog and discovery system, Scholar OneSearch. Scholar OneSearch provides one stop searching Scholar OneSearch: What is Scholar OneSearch Title Slide
for books and e-books, videos, articles, digital media and more. You can use it to search the Northeastern collections as well as global resources. You can access Scholar OneSearch on the library homepage at To begin your search, enter your search terms in the box and hit enter or click on the magnifying glass. Northeastern University Library homepage. View zooms in on ScholarOne Search search box and the search terms 'black lives matter' appear. Mouse clicks the magnifying glass or search button.
Your terms can be as broad or specific as you want, but know that broad search terms will often result in a large number of results. Don't be afraid to try a few different terms until you find what you were looking for. Scholar OneSearch will default to searching the library's catalogs, plus academic journal articles. ScholarOne Search results page for the search: 'black lives matter'. The page scrolls down, showing a related research guide: Anti-Racism, and several results including books, ebooks, and articles.
On the results screen You have many options for sorting or narrowing your search results. You can search by relevance, author, title and date. You can also limit your results to a specific material type such as books, newspaper articles or journal articles. There are additional options for limiting to a specific author, subject or date range. For example, if you are only interested in material published in the last five years. Focus on the 'Filter My Results' pane. Mouse demonstrates Sort by Relevance options, limit by material type, and other limiter options.
If you are only looking for books or videos located at Snell Library, the law library and the John D. O'Brien African-American Institute, limit your search by choosing library catalogs in the drop down menu. You can also search course reserves from the basic search box. For course reserves, you can search by keyword, course code or by instructor's last name. Focus on the search box and associated drop down menu near the top of the page. The drop down options include Library Catalog + Articles, Library Catalogs, or Course Reserves. Course Reserves is chosen. The search is updated to: 'Ling'.
From the results page, you will be prompted to sign in with your MyNEU username and password. Signing in is not required for conducting a basic search, but you should consider signing in to access the full features of Scholar OneSearch, including viewing full search results, saving results in my favorites, or exporting citations to a citation management system. Focus on the sign-in option near the end of the main navigation menu. User signs in, then the save query, adding this item pin, and selecting item options are highlighted. After items are selected with checkboxes, use the more options menu to send the items to yourself or export citations.
Need more help? Have questions? Ask a librarian. You can call, email, chat or visit us in person. Closing Slide: Ask a Librarian