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OneSearch: Introduction

What is OneSearch?

Use OneSearch to search across a range of resources.

Use OneSearch to find: Databases print and online journal articles conference papers book reviews newspaper articles and much more Available from the library books eBooks law reports music scores choral sets journal titles videos and much more Unit materials Course Materials Online (CMO) Past exam papers

You can also use OneSearch to:

  • save searches and add items to your personal e-Shelf
  • export citations to citation management programs like EndNote (instructions here)

Getting to OneSearch

OneSearch can be accessed through the University Library Homepage.

UWA staff and students should sign in to OneSearch using their Pheme password for full access to resources and functionality.

Why should I sign in to OneSearch?

When you sign in to OneSearch you can:

  • access UWA subscriptions for journal articles, e-books, and more
  • set search preferences for your current and future sessions
  • add items you found and queries you submitted to your e-Shelf 
  • set alerts and RSS feeds for your queries
  • use Library services, such as requesting items
  • access essential reading and past exam papers for your units

If you're not using a personal device, remember to log off.

What am I searching?

OneSearch content

OneSearch searches across the UWA Library's physical collection as well as many online indexes, journal databases, and e-book collections.

Note: Not all of the content from all databases is accessible via OneSearch. Please consult the subject guides to find additional databases or ask a librarian for further information.

Expanding your search

When you use OneSearch, by default your results will only include physical items in the UWA Library as well as items that are available in full text onlinne.

However, OneSearch is also able to search across a large range of items including journal articles, books, reviews, and more, where full text is not available at UWA but still may be of interest. To extend a search beyond material available through UWA, tick the box labelled "Include records with no full text" under Expand My Results (on the left hand side of results screens). This will then include results with no full text at UWA.

If you select the option to "Include records with no full text", you will see two types of items:

  • Items available at UWA will display location and call number information, or a link to the full text online.
  • Items that are not available at UWA will be labelled "No full-text".

Finding items currently available in the Library

After you have run a search, you can also choose to limit the results to show only the items that are available in University Library's physical collections. To do this, select 'Available in the Library' under the Show only option on the left hand side of the screen. Items that have been checked out from the Library will appear in these results so that you can choose to recall them.

Course Materials Online (CMO)

You can use OneSearch to search for your unit materials and past exam papers in the Course Materials Online and Examination Papers tabs.

More information can be found in the Course Materials Online guide.