One Search is UWS's own database. It covers all subject areas and will be a key resources for all students and staff at UWS. It has a number of different functions:
This guide will look at all of these and will split these across three pages:
You can access One Search by clicking the link below. The log in screen will ask you for student number (the one starting with a B) or staff ID number.
One of the first things you should do is sign in to your account. The sign in link is in the top right hand corner - use your usual UWS log-in. Signing in enables you to access your account, providing you with the ability to view the print books you've borrowed and renew them. Additionally, being signed in is necessary if you wish to reserve print books. Signing helps you to see where the full-text of books and journal articles are available electronically.
Once you've logged in, you should see your name in the top right hand corner. If you click on this you will be able to access a section called My Library Card - by clicking on this you will be able to
One Search has different functions. Because of this, there are three different search options which you can use in different situations:
It can be useful to save links your results - whether these are books or journal articles - in order to refer to them at a later date.
Once you've signed in, an easy way to do this is to 'pin' your results. You can do this by clicking on the pin icon beside a result:
You should be able to see that same Pin symbol in the top right hand of the screen - by clicking here you should be able to see any items you've pinned. Once you have saved them it is possible to attach labels to them - you can use this to label all reading relevant for a specific essay or module.
You may also wish to share your findings with others. One thing to be aware of is that the URLs when using OneSearch are temporary - that is, they only work while you're using it and can't be sent as a link. In order to send a result with a permalink, you can click this option beneath the search results.