Q. What is OneSearch and what's in it?

What is OneSearch and what's in it?


OneSearch is a what we call a Discovery Layer- it's kind of like the Google for SDSU library materials. It includes the materials that were in the library catalog: books, DVDs, CDs, etc. as well as most of our databases, which means you can also find articles from peer-reviewed journals, newspapers, and other periodicals. You can use the search box on the front page of the library homepage to search OneSearch, or directly at this link: https://libguides.sdsu.edu/csuonesearch


The OneSearch tool is meant to be comprehensive, but it does not contain everything in our collection. Some databases aren't in it and neither are all of our digital SDSU collections, like the yearbooks. OneSearch is a great place to start your research, but you might also want to look at the research guide for your subject area for more specific library resources: https://libguides.sdsu.edu/?b=t


Use the chat feature to get help searching OneSearch to find a book/article. 

  • Last Updated Sep 21, 2020
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  • Answered By Zoe Trainer

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