Now that you've chosen a topic, developed a manageable research question, identified the relevant keywords, and created an effective Boolean search statement (whew...you've already learned so much!), let's put those skills to work!
OneSearch is the Library's search tool that allows you to find the resources available through the library. It's is essentially the Library's 'Google' search for cool, credible sources.
YIKES!, there are so many results! Once you put your search statement into OneSearch, and click on Search, the next page will show you a list of results. These results will include a wide variety of sources, such as print books, ebooks, journal articles, newspaper articles, videos, etc!
How do I find what I'm looking for?
OneSearch has several ways you can filter or limit your search results to exactly what you're looking for. You can limit to certain types of sources BEFORE you search, or AFTER you search.
The example below is how to filter AFTER you've done your search and you already have a list of results.
One the left side of the search results, choose what you would like to Filter to. Don't forget to click on 'Show More' to see more options! These 21 books on our topic will be both print and online books!
These instructions will show you how to limit to physical materials held in the library before you click on Search!
To search for a physical, print materials available in the library, enter your search terms/topic.
To the right of the search box, choose one of the following options:
This will show you print materials available in the library such as books, magazines, videos, CDs, etc. related to your search.
|On the left side of the screen, you can limit your results to books available at a specific college, or to items available in the library or online.|
|Location in the Catalog||Location in the Library|
|Reserves||Behind the circulation desk|
|Circulating Textbooks||2nd floor of the library, back wall|
|Main Stacks||A - G on the 2nd floor; H - Z on the 3rd floor|
|Reference||2nd floor of the library|
|Juvenile||2nd floor of the library|
|Good Reads||2nd floor of the library|
|New Books||2nd floor of the library|
|Periodicals||2nd floor of the library|
Navigate to the library's OneSearch catalog.
Enter the name of the item you would like to request.
Open the title of the item you would like to request.
Scroll down and click the Sign-in button on the yellow bar in the middle of the screen.
Sign in using your RCCD email and email password. (If you do not know this then information you will have to go through the Forgot Password process. If you still cannot log-in then make sure you have registered your RCCD Single Sign On (SSO) account. Instructions on registering your SSO account)
Once signed in click the Request button. If there is no Request button then the item is unavailable.
Enter your phone number, and any additional information. Click submit.
You will receive an email confirmation when the item has been pulled and is ready to be picked up.
If you have any questions or issues with your requested materials then you can contact the library's Circulation Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or (951) 571-6356