Electronic resources and materials found in the library can now be searched from one location! OneSearch searches items that are in the library, digital image collections, Lux- the Lawrence University institutional repository, many of the databases to which we subscribe, as well as items that can be requested through interlibrary loan.

Need some tips? See our OneSearch Tips & Tools posts, which include links to informative instructional videos about navigating in the new user interface.

Search OneSearch

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Why should I sign in?

When using the new search, it is highly recommended for Lawrence students, faculty, and staff to sign in. Signing in provides access to content from key databases that would otherwise be unavailable, such as Web of Science and Artstor. It also makes the option to request items through interlibrary loan available. Signing in also opens up a variety of library account options for our patrons, including the option to renew items, save searches, add items to your e-Shelf folders, place hold requests, and take advantage of other options from our library catalog.

What exactly am I searching?


This option searches both the contents from the library catalog and electronic resources. In the past, the only way to search most of our electronic resources was by searching them one database at a time. OneSearch allows searching for articles and other electronic resources in one large database, while also searching the library's holdings. We do recommend going back to the individual databases when doing advanced research, as more search options are available and additional articles can be found this way.

Library Catalog

By selecting this option, you'll be searching all of the resources in the library as well as some additional electronic resources, such as ebooks and government documents. In the past, this was our LUCIA, the library catalog search. In addition to switching to a new way of searching, we recently switched to a different library catalog. This switch may change the way you search for library resources.

Contact Us!

Need help navigating the new way of searching? We're happy to help! Contact our reference librarians in whichever way you prefer: