Using OneSearch

OneSearch is a discovery tool that helps you find library resources in any subject area. You can find physical items like books, maps, DVDs, and online items like e-books, e-journals, streaming audio and video, and much more through OneSearch.

The information below will help you find what you need to do your research and get the most out of OneSearch. If you need further help, ask us your questions.

Why should I to sign in to OneSearch?

Signing in to OneSearch will:

  • let you access our online subscriptions
  • show the borrowing period for items
  • let you request items for pickup at another library branch, or from another library via Document Delivery

Signing in will also let you access your account information. You can:

  • see items checked out on your account
  • renew your loans
  • access your saved searches and saved items

How do I sign in to OneSearch?

Current students, faculty and students: Use your MUN Login ID.

Alumni and Guests: You'll need a username and password from the Library. Use the link for the OneSearch Account to enter your OneSearch username and password.

Don’t have one or unsure what it is? Please contact the library for help.

How do I search the MUN Libraries catalogue?

Use the dropdown box in OneSearch to limit your search to the catalogue.


Can OneSearch find items from the Digital Archives Initiative (DAI)?

Limiting your search to MUN Digitized Collections using the dropdown box will find items in the DAI.


How do I access my Course Resources?

To find materials for your specific course(s), choose Course Resources (Reserves) from the menu options under Research Tools.


If you are in OneSearch already, you can use the Course Resources link at the top of the page.

You will be prompted to sign in if you have not already done so. Once signed in, you can use either Find List to get the list of resources for your course (by searching by course or instructor) or access materials from My Lists.

How do I find variations of a word now?

You can use an asterisk (*) to find variations in OneSearch.

What does "Expand my Results" mean?

OneSearch has many options that appear on the left side of the page to expand or narrow your results. One or more filter(s) can be selected to narrow results. In any filter you can see all of the options by selecting Show More at the bottom of the category.

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How do I find items currently available in a library?

On the left side of the screen, under Availability, select Currently in the Library.  This means that these items are physically in the library and available for loan. If you want to see all items, including checked out items, do not limit to this setting.


How do I find things in my favourite library?

Once you have conducted your search a results page opens.  You can limit your findings using facets on the left side of the screen. Choose from the options under Library or Library Location to limit to the physical holdings of the location you want. If you do not see your location listed click on Show More to get an expanded list.

 favourite library

How do I find where to get an item?

If you've found an item you would like to get, click the Available at link for all libraries that have the item and to see more information.  

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find item details

The information in this screen tells you:

  • which library the book is located in
  • its location in that library
  •  its call number (often alphanumeric) to find in on the shelf.  

It also indicates whether the book is available or not.  If the book is checked out or at another branch, you can place a request at this point.

If you are signed in and click on the library/location/call number link, you can see:

  • the length of time you can borrow it
  • the status (in place to borrow or on loan)

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Why does it say both Available at and Online Access?

Sometimes the library will carry both online and in print versions of an item.

access item

Online Access will let you access the content online.

Available at provides details on where you can find it on the shelf (library, location, and call number)

How do I  export, email or save my records now?

If you want to email a single record, click the envelope icon to the right of the title to send the record for the item.

email item 

For other actions with a single record, click on the three dot menu in the far right, this will open  a bar for options. From this bar, you can choose options for exporting to a citation manager, click on Print to print a copy for yourself or click the Email option.

To save multiple records from your search results list, click the pin on the right side of the items you are interested in and want to save.

 email or print items

To view your saved items, click on the pin at the top of the screen.

To choose the items you want to email or print, click on the number of the item to select it and then click on the three dot menu at the top of the list which will list your options.

email or print items 

How do I request items we don’t have now?

By default, OneSearch provides results of items we own physically or electronically.  You can get a record for something we don’t provide immediate access to in two ways:

  1. By searching in an external database and navigating to OneSearch via the Get it @ Memorial link
  2. By Expanding your Results in OneSearch

 expand my results

When you find a record for something we don’t own physically or electronically, you must Sign in to OneSearch first before you can request an item via Document Delivery. Once signed in, the option to request via Document Delivery will be found when you follow the No full-text link. You will choose the Request from Document Delivery Services link from the second screen. 

Please note: Document Delivery is only available to MUN students, faculty and staff.

How do I browse for items?

You can browse by author, title, subject and call number in OneSearch. Simply click on Browse at the top of the page (or the three dot menu first, if viewing on smaller screen) and choose your preferred browsing method from the dropdown list. 

You can now use Virtual Browse to look at items near your item on the shelf. It is available for books with a physical copy. Click the Available at link to see more about your item and select Virtual Browse to see more titles.