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Library Resources for MSN Students: Exploring: One Search

This guide provides information on how best to utilize library resources throughout your MSN program at the College of Nursing.

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Limits and filters allow you to narrow the results down to only the ones that are most relevant. Common limits that are applied include: article type, date, and language.

Tip: the more limits and filters you set, the narrower your results will be. It is possible for you to limit your results all the way down to 0, so be careful.

Tip 2: do not limit by Full Text. As a student of ECU, you can receive the full text of articles either with your PirateID and password, or through our free Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service if ECU does not own a copy of the article. Electronic resources can be e-mailed to your ECU account.

Using One Search

Sample search: (Nurse OR Nurses OR "Nursing personnel") AND ("Health literacy") AND (Rural OR "Rural areas" OR "Rural health centers" OR "Rural population" OR "Rural populations" OR "Rural health nursing" OR "Underserved populations")

1. Type your search into the search bar on the Laupus homepage (One Search).

2. Review your results for relevance.

Infinite loop GIF demonstrating searching in One Search

3. Reduce results by setting limits and filters.

4. The most common limits and filters are Scholarly & Peer-Reviewed and 5 years. These can be located on the left side of the window.

Infinite loop GIF demonstrating how to set filters in One Search

To read the PDF, click on the PDF icon under the article title or abstract.

Infinite loop GIF demonstrating how to access PDFs in One Search

To bookmark relevant articles, click the ribbon beside the title. View the bookmarked articles by clicking the ribbon in the top right-hand corner.

Note: These bookmarks will only last for the length of your session in One Search. When you close your browser window, the bookmarks will disappear. If you need to save the article permanently, we recommend saving it in RefWorks.

Infinite loop GIF demonstrating how to bookmark articles in One Search

To permanently save your articles, send them to RefWorks.

1. Click the three dots beside the article title.

2. Select RefWorks.

3. Click Yes, then click Import, and finally click OK.

4. To view the article details, click on the title.

5. To read the full abstract, click on View Full Abstract.

Infinite loop GIF demonstrating how to save to RefWorks through One Search

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