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LIBA 101: Race, Religion and Resistance (Dr. Clark)

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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.



For example, a search for anti-racism retrieves nearly 4000 results. You can narrow your search by adding additional keywords or using the limiters in the left column.

On the OneSearch search screen, the phrase anti-racism is entered into the first search box.



Choosing only scholarly and peer reviewed articles and limiting our results to articles published in the last 5 years reduces the number of articles to about 2000. 

On the OneSearch search screen, the Start Date field is set at 2018 and the End Date is 2023. In the left column of the search results, the "Scholarly and Peer-Reviewed Journals" box is checked.



Finally, we can add additional keywords to make our search more specific. Adding the keyword "United States" to our search brings up scholarly articles published in the last five years about anti-racism in the US. Play around with your keywords and limiters until you find articles or books that will work for your project.

On the OneSearch search screen, the phrase anti-racism is entered into the first search box. In the second search box, the phrase "United States" has been entered.



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 OneSearch results screen, the pushpin icon on the right side of the screen next to an article's title is highlighted.