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This guide will teach you all the tricks and tips you need to know to expertly use OneSearch, the library's primary search engine.

Browsing Titles

You can browse a list of titles by author, title, subject heading, or call number. 

Navigate to the Browse link in the top menu bar. This will bring you to the Browse search screen.

From the drop down menu, you can choose to browse by author, title, Library of Congress Subject Heading, or Library of Congress Call Number. 

To browse by author, search with the last name first: London, Jack instead of Jack London for example. 

Once you've searched, you'll see a list of terms that matched what you entered. The results will tell you how many titles match your search term. Click on the entry that matches what you are looking for to see all of the items that are cataloged with that author name, title, subject heading, or call number. 


Shelf Browsing

When you are looking at an item record in OneSearch, you can browse the other titles that are located next to it on the shelf. This can help you find other, similar titles, because items are generally shelved by subject. 

When you open the full record for an item, scroll to the bottom of the record to see the Virtual Browse section. 

You'll be able to scroll left and right on the virtual shelf to see the other titles that are next to the selected title on the shelf. Clicking on any title will take you to that item's record in OneSearch.