This search engine streamlines your research process by finding library content across all our various resources--especially helpful when starting your search. Use it to discover books, documents, videos and online articles. If you need to find specific items, such as books by a particular author, use the advanced search option for more precise searching.
1Search for WR121
For this course, you will be using 1Search to complete most of your library research. You'll find a link to 1Search on the tabs for finding books, articles and newspapers with some additional instructions. There is a worksheet you need to complete about your research and using 1Search. Please see the course calendar about due dates for the worksheet.
You may want to watch the introductory video (below) to get started.
What is 1Search?
1Search is our new library search engine that streamlines your research process. Use it to discover online articles, books, documents, videos and more.
What's included in 1Search?
- All the materials from the OSU Libraries catalog, such as books, videos, government documents, maps, sound recordings, music scores, etc.
- Scholarly journal articles, newspaper and magazine articles from over 62,000 sources. Much of this content is full-text.
- Resources from the OSU Libraries digital collections, such as OSU theses and dissertations in ScholarsArchive.
There are some resources in the OSU Libraries that will not be found in this search engine. Please consult with an OSU Librarian for resources not available with this search.
A brief overview of 1Search content and features.
Additional Places to Get Help
Most of the questions you will have about your research process will come up as you are actually doing research. There are many ways you can get help with your research questions:
- Use the Ask a Librarian chat button to ask a question via instant message
- Phone (541-737-7293) the Information desk
- Email us. Use the form or email directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
Text your message to 66746.
The first time you text, start with the word BEAVS.
Example: BEAVS what time does the library close?
- Make an appointment with a subject specialist (click link to identify your subject librarian)
The ILPs, or library tutorials, will be assigned throughout the course. They will help you get started in your research. They are relatively short and each has a brief quiz. Check your course syllabus for due dates
You will also complete a pre and post assessment. Don't worry, you get all your points just for completing these.
To access the ILPs, go to the course Blackboard.