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LIBA 101: Listening to Prisoners (Dr. Chalmers)

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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.

The Sandor Teszler Library homepage. The OneSearch search box is in the middle of the page.



For example, a search for "wrongful conviction" retrieves nearly 3,000 results. You can narrow your search by adding additional keywords or using the limiters in the left column.

A OneSearch search string for "wrongful conviction" with the number of results highlighted.



Choosing only scholarly and peer reviewed articles reduces the number of articles to about 1,200. 

In the left column of the OneSearch results page, the facet "Scholarly and Peer-Reviewed Journals" is selected.



Finally, we can add additional keywords to make our search more specific. Adding the keyword race to our search brings up scholarly articles about wrongful convictions and race. Play around with your keywords and limiters until you find articles or books that will work for your project.

A OneSearch search string for "wrongful conviction" on the first line of the search box and "race" on the second line.



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 page, a pushpin icon is highlighted next to an article record.