Most of your college research assignments will require you to perform an "advanced" search, which allows you to specify several different aspects of a search simultaneously. To perform an advanced search in OneSearch, you will first need to perform a "simple" search from the Library homepage. Once you are at a results list, click on "ADVANCED SEARCH" to the right of the search bar.
The advanced search box will open up, providing you with more search options:
NOTE: You can also specify "Material Type" and "Date" from the options on the left-hand side of a results screen.
To get the most out of your advanced search, we recommend that you break up your topic/research question into smaller elements and put them into their own, individual search fields. In other words, try to avoid typing out your topic/research question as one really long sentence in one, single search box.
For example, if your research topic was "The effect of violent video games on children," then performing your search like this:
will give you better results than if you performed the search like this:
FYI: you can always add more search fields/boxes by clicking on the blue "+ ADD A NEW LINE" link at the bottom of the advanced search window.
If you receive zero results when you think you should've gotten something, CHECK THE FOLLOWING: