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Search Basics

What is One Search?

What happened to One Search?

The Wilson library has replaced our old One Search tool with a new system. It has a ton of new features that we think La Verne students, faculty and staff will love! 

What is One Search?

One Search is a single search box that allows researchers to look for books, articles, primary and secondary resources and relevant collections at the same time. It does this by accessing an index of a majority (but not all of) the library's collections and holdings. 

Can I still access individual databases separately or just search the library catalog?

Yes! One Search is meant to be another way for researchers to discover our vast resources. You can still access individual databases via our Databases A-Z page  and access our library catalog

Can I use One Search off campus?

If you are off campus, you can still access One Search.  When you select an article, you will need to log in with your last name and University ID.

I need help using One Search! 

If you need more help using One Search, take a look at the One Search tab on this guide. There is a variety of ways to contact a librarian, both in person and virtually.  To contact a librarian directly, please check out our Ask A Librarian webpage. 

Is there a way to access One Search with my mobile device?

Yes!  One Search will automatically detect and configure to most mobile devices, including tablets. 

Which databases are included in One Search?

 Not everything that the library owns is in One Search.  Databases available include: Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, Gale, JSTOR, ProQuest Central, SAGE, ScienceDirect, Springer, and Wiley.