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HOW TO: Using Library OneSearch (Ebsco Discovery Service)

Looking for specific sources for a research project, or to reserve or request library materials? Here's how to get started searching and saving your resources in Library OneSearch.

Finding Course Reserves

Looking for a book or article that your instructor has placed on reserve?

The best way to search for course reserves is by using Library OneSearch.

Users can performs a basic search for course reserve items by searching by course code, course name, title of the book/article, and/or instructor's name. Items that are marked as course reserves in relation to any of those search terms will be displayed in a separate panel at the top of the catalog's list of search results.

Here's an example:

Let's say you're looking for course reserve items for ENG 4900 (which is a capstone seminar course for students in the English Department). Start your search by searching the course code in the Library OneSearch search bar. Click Search.

screenshot of Library OneSearch search bar with ENG 4900 course code in the search bar highlighted in red.

Items on reserve for this course are indicated in the gray panel positioned at the top of the search results page. 

screenshot of Library OneSearch page with course reserve items highlighted in red.

To review more information about individual items (including availability), click on the View Reserves link next to the course code information within the course reserves box. More information about each individual item will be displayed in a new view of the course reserves box.

screenshot of detailed course review items listed in Library OneSearch.

Need more help?  Contact the Research Help Desk.