Searching the Library: OneSearch overview and time-saving tips


Thanks to those who came to the Searching the Library session and contributed their questions.

The recording is available now available for you to view if you missed it, or would like to revisit what was covered:


Questions & Answers

Q: Does OneSearch include grey literature? OneSearch includes some conference proceedings, and theses from Lancaster University research students, and the EThOS (Electronic Theses Online Service) from the British Library. More advice about searching grey literature can be found in the ‘Searching the literature’ guide, and the theses and dissertations pages.

Q: Do I need an Athens username and password for accessing resources off-campus? The credentials you will need for the vast majority of resources is your University username and password. The Library website gives you more information about using OneSearch off-campus.

Q: Can I format citations and bibliographies in OneSearch? You can preview examples of citation in 3 different styles by clicking on the ‘Actions’ menu in the items details, and choosing ‘Citation’. OneSearch doesn’t have reference management functionality, but you can export your search results to EndNote Web, RefWorks or in other formats.


Q: Which reference management software does the University support? The University supports EndNote desktop software. There is advice on using EndNote on the Library website. There are many other services available for managing your referencing.

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