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OneSearch and Search Tips: Basic Searching

Last Updated: Jun 25, 2024 2:52 PM

Simple Search

Starting a search is as simple as entering a keyword, phrase or title in the OneSearch search box.

Using OneSearch

To find materials by keyword in UB Libraries using OneSearch

Type in your keyword

Click the magnifying glass to search OneSearch -- this includes all materials held by UB Libraries and physical materials throughout SUNY.

Alternately, you can search within "UB Libraries Catalog only" by making this selection on the dropdown menu:

You can limit your search to Books, Articles, Journals, or other types of resources by selecting one of the options under the search box.

After running your search, you can change how results are Sorted or use filters to limit the results by Availability, Date, Content Type, or more.


Searching Different Areas in OneSearch

OneSearch includes both online and physical materials of all different types held by UB Libraries as well as physical catalog materials from across SUNY Libraries.  This page describes the ways you can search within specific areas of OneSearch or outside of OneSearch.

To search the Catalog (only) in OneSearch (previously Everything Catalog tab), select UB Libraries Catalog only:


To search Journals in OneSearch (previously Everything Journals tab), select Journals under the search bar:

In the same way, search for Articles or Newspaper Articles by selecting that option under the search bar.

Looking for other type of materials? Additional options are available under Advanced Search:

To search for all owned and subscribed UB Libraries online and physical materials (previously known as Everything UB), filter your results to "Available Online" or "Held in UB Libraries":

To include CUNY and WorldCat results from libraries across New York State and around the world in your OneSearch results (previously Everything UB + SUNY + WorldCat), select OneSearch + WorldCat:

To focus your search on additional titles that may be requested from other libraries, select "Try My Search in .. WorldCat" from search results:

Use "Try My Search in ..." to view additional materials that match your search terms within UB's Digital Collections, Research Guides, and Institutional Repository, as well.

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