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When to Use OneSearch
- as an alternative to Google - easy searching but with more credible results, including library-approved web sites
- when you are first starting your research
- to see how much information is available on your topic
- to discover the different types of resources the library has available on your topic
- to quickly browse available resources
When Not to Use OneSearch
Though OneSearch can do many things, there are currently some instances when OneSearch is not the best resource to use, like:
- when you need to use highly controlled vocabulary, e.g. database-specific subject terms;
- when you are searching for historical newspaper articles;
- when you are looking for country, company and industry reports, typically found in business databases; and
- when you are looking for legal research, specifically legal journal titles, case reports and legislation.