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ENGL 102: Crime Novels (Dr. Evans)

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Emily Witsell

Wofford OneSearch

Wofford OneSearch is a single search platform that contains books, ebooks, journal articles, magazines, newspapers, audio, video, and reference materials. It is a great place to explore your topic and find scholarly resources, but it can sometimes be overwhelming due to the amount of information a normal search will pull up. Think of it like shopping on Amazon: you should tell OneSearch exactly what you're looking for using keywords and choosing the right limiters in the left column of your search results.

Library homepage with OneSearch search box in the center of the page.



For example, a search for "Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption" retrieves 110 results. You can narrow your search by adding additional keywords or using the limiters in the left column.

A search for "Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption" in OneSearch with 110 results.



One way to limit your sources to choose only scholarly, peer-reviewed articles. These are academic sources written by specialists. For this search, 22 of the results are scholarly articles.

In the left column under the Availability facet, the Scholarly and Peer Reviewed option is selected.



For the crime novels in this class, you may need to broaden your search to find enough sources. Since our book was made into a movie, we can look for information about the movie adaptation, or we can search for articles that are about Stephen King's work in general.

A search for "Stephen King prison" in OneSearch with 2007 results.



When you find resources that you'd like to save, click on the pushpin icon next to the item. Log in using your MyWofford credentials to save the items to your OneSearch account.

On the right side of the record for a book about Stephen King, the pushpin icon is highlighted.