CUNY OneSearch is the main search engine for Brooklyn College Library collections as well as all other CUNY libraries. OneSearch makes it easy to find everything our library has on a topic, including books, articles, reference materials, and many other types of materials. OneSearch looks and feels a lot like Google--only OneSearch is limited to the library's trusted resources!
OneSearch provides a variety of ways to filter or limit your search to results. You can limit by full text articles or peer-reviewed resources, books, location, topic, date or language.
Go to the big search box on the Library’s website. This is OneSearch . It searches print books, e-books, e-book chapters and many (but not all) of our article databases at the same time.
While oneSEARCH understands natural language searches, it is good to get into the habit of setting up your searches in terms of key words and phrases, and linking them together using AND.
Sample searches: book title: “Lives of the Artists”
Picasso AND (cubism OR sculpture OR assemblages)
“Jackson Pollock” AND Indians
“Louise Bourgeois” AND (gender OR sexuality)
“Jean-Michel Basquiat” AND (graffiti OR street art)
Tips for searches: Don’t use full sentences or questions
Break your topic down into keywords and phrases
Link keywords or key phrases together with AND
Use OR for synonyms or alternate terms
Use quotes to search for an exact phrase
Tips for Linking to Electronic Articles and E-Books
When linking to a journal article, e-book or e-book chapters, always select the Permalink. Select and copy the Permalink to that record that includes this EZProxy URL: https://brooklyn.ezproxy.cuny.edu/login?url=
If the article or ebook does not have the EZProxy URL, you should add it at the beginning of the article’s URL. This is necessary to ensure off-campus access. Thus the link to Academic Search Premier would look like this:
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The following is a list of databases specific to art history, and general subject databases that are particularly strong in the arts. All of the databases listed below with a key icon can be searched via OneSearch. However, searching individual databases can sometimes provide more precise results.