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LIBA 101: Laughing Together (Dr. Douglass)

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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 feminism humor retrieves nearly 1000 results. You can narrow your search by adding additional keywords or using the limiters in the left column.

OneSearch search results for the string feminism humor.



Choosing only scholarly and peer reviewed articles and limiting our results to articles published in the last 10 years reduces the number of articles to about 275. 

In the left column, the "Scholarly and Peer Review" limiter is selected. In the main search box, the start date has been set to 2013 and the end date to 2023.



Finally, we can add additional keywords to make our search more specific. Adding the keyword "television" to our search brings up scholarly articles published in the last ten years about feminist humor on television. Play around with your keywords and limiters until you find articles or books that will work for your project.

OneSearch search box with the keywords feminism humor television in the first search box.



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 search results page, the pushpin icon to the right side of an article title is highlighted.