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Environmental Studies (ENVS): Wofford OneSearch

The guide is intended primarily for ENVS students and faculty; it also is intended for BUS students taking the course Business and the Environment.

Limiting with OneSearch

Using Wofford OneSearch

Wofford OneSearch makes it easy to find everything our library has on a topic, including books, articles, reference materials, and many other types of materials.  OneSearch looks and feels a lot like Google--only OneSearch is limited to the library's trusted resources!

The default search excludes newspaper articles and book reviews.  You'll need to add them back to your search if you want them.

Full text online will limit your search to articles available online.  You can limit further to Scholarly articles or to Peer-reviewed articles.

Limit to items at Wofford, excluding articles will focus your search on books, e-books, and films (that is, DVDs).

Limiting by Content type allows you to go quickly to a particular type of material. 

Selecting Subject terms or Publication dates or Languages enables you to refine your search accordingly.

Wofford OneSearch also enables you to limit your search to resources in the specific academic disciplines of Environmental Sciences and Ecology.

Searching Tips

Try connecting your search terms using "AND."  For example, if you are looking for reliable articles about climate change in Africa, search for climate change AND Africa, then limit to scholarly articles.

Check out the Advanced Search option at the top of the screen.  It allows you to limit a search to a specific field.  For example, let's say you are looking for works written by (instead of works about) Shakespeare.  You would simply enter his name in the Written/Created by field.

Whenever you retrieve a full-text article that is available in both pdf and "text" format, select the pdf over the "text" because the pdf is a scanned image of the ariticle as it originally appeared in publication.

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