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ENGL 1012: Hauntings: oneSEARCH


9.  oneSEARCH is the main search engine fo the Library’s collections.

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.



While oneSEARCH understands natural language searches, it is still a good habit to set up your searches in terms of key words and phrases, and linking them together using AND (just as we learned via the previous tab).

Sample searches:  beloved AND "toni morrison"

                               beloved AND morrison AND euthanasia


                               "by the bog of cats" AND (myth OR mythology)


Sample results from oneSEARCH:


The first result is an ebook (that includes a chapter on Marina Carr's By the Bog of Cats, and the second and third results are articles in scholarly (peer reviewed) journals. Note the PEER REVIEWED tag beneath the third citation. Click on the “Available Online” link to get access to the full-text of the source.

To limit your search to ONLY peer reviewed articles in OneSEARCH, click on the “Peer Reviewed Journals” filter on the left-hand side of your search results. To limit your search to ONLY online sources (not print), click on the “Full Text Online” filter.




Now that you’ve found some sources using oneSEARCH, let’s go into some article databases. The Brooklyn College Library subscribes to over 400 different article databases and although oneSEARCH searches a lot of them at the same time, it doesn’t search all of them.