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ENGL 105 (Prof. Lau) Fall 2021

Searching for CSM Library Books and Articles in One Search

How to Search the OneSearch (library catalog)

Always start with "Advanced Search"

It is a bit complex but it's worthwhile. You will have plenty of options to limit (focus) your results. Note the initial choices (1st picture below):

  • alongside the top - Search for "Everything" or "Articles"?
  • on the left and on the right - all of them with drop-down menu options (black arrow pointing down)

Enter your search terms. Do not be too specific - one or two words would suffice to begin with. (Have you watched "Finding search terms" video?)

Note that search results bring more options on the left side  (2nd picture below) - "Available online", "Peer-reviewed", etc. Note the number of results - an indictator to broaden or narrow your search.

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eBooks Databases

Encyclopedia & Dictionary