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Welcome to the Milligan Libraries online tutorial: Introduction to OneSearch!
What is this box?
This is an online guide that will introduce you to the Milligan University Libraries resources in real time on a live webpage.
Move through the guide by using the arrows at the bottom of the box.
Use the actual webpage to complete the guide activities.
Welcome to OneSearch!
OneSearch is the place to begin searching for Milligan University Libraries resources.
What does OneSearch search?
Does OneSearch search all the resources available from the Milligan University Libraries?
Type: Appalachian Trail
in the OneSearch box.
Click the "Search" button.
How many results did you get for the search Appalachian Trail in OneSearch?
That is a lot of results. Let's try to focus the search a bit.
Type: "Appalachian Trail"
in the OneSearch box. Remember to include the "" marks. Click the "Search" button.
How many results did you get for "Appalachian Trail"?
The "" forces the computer to look for the exact phrase within the quotation marks. Keep the exact phrases short (usually 2-3 words).
There are still a lot of results. Let's try to focus the search even more.
Type: "Appalachian Trail" and history
How many results did you get for "Appalachian Trail" and history?
Look at the search results. Notice the number of other terms that are a form of the word history in the search results. It would be useful to have results with history and historical, etc. OneSearch (and many other databases) have this capability.
Type: "Appalachian Trail" AND histor*
in the OneSearch box. Click the "Search" button.
How many results did you get for the search "Appalachian Trail" AND histor*?
Let's look more closely at the results. Scroll down a bit.
Find "Tangled Roots: The Appalachian Trail and American Environmental Politics" in the results.
This is an ebook, an electronic book that is available full text online. You can tell by the icon in the results.
How would you access the full text of this ebook?
If you have a good wifi connection, no need to download, just read online.
You can download the ebook to your computer for offline reading.
See instructions here.
Look at the results list again.
Find "A Walk in the Woods" in the results list.
This is a book in the P. H. Welshimer (Milligan) Library.
Come to the library and ask a library staff member for help in locating the book.
We have been looking at results for books and ebooks. The results list also includes periodicals. Periodicals include journals, magazines and newspapers. They are resources published at regular intervals (daily, weekly, monthly) and containing articles.
5 Must-See Stops along the Appalachian Trail: It's a long way, with a lot to enjoy.
The icon describes it as a Periodical. In OneSearch, the periodical icon indicates it is a MAGAZINE.
How would you find the full text of the article, "5 Must-See Stops along the Appalachian Trail: It's a long way, with a lot to enjoy"?
Let's look at another one.
Find: A Path Made of Words: The Journalistic Construction of the Appalachian Trail
This is an Academic Journal article. You can tell by the icon in the results.
How would you find the full text of the article: "A Path Made of Words: The Journalistic Construction of the Appalachian Trail"?
Let's look at one last message you may see in the results list.
Scroll down the list a bit farther.
Find: "Historical and Projected Climate Trends Along the Appalachian Trail, USA, and the Implications for the Trail Usage"
This is another periodical (magazine) article.
What message is given for "Historical and Projected Climate Trends Along the Appalachian Trail, USA, and the Implications for the Trail Usage"?
What does this message mean? The Milligan Libraries are able to borrow resources from libraries throughout the world. This is called Interlibrary Loan. Keep in mind that it requires TIME for the items to be sent to us.
Please allow 1 week for periodical articles and 2 weeks for books and DVDS. We cannot guarantee delivery of ILLs in that timeframe.
Click on "Request via Interlibrary Loan" (or I-L-L for short). Fill out the form. Click "submit". Library staff will work on fulfilling your request.
That's a quick introduction about searching and search results in OneSearch! Would you like to know more? Select OneSearch: Advanced Search
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