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About OneSearch

OneSearch is the Lancaster University resource discovery tool that enables you to find both physical and digital resources. More information


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When you sign in to OneSearch you will be given the opportunity to tell OneSearch a little bit about yourself. Nothing personal, just whether you are an Undergraduate, Graduate, Researcher, and in what discipline you are primarily interested. More information


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  • For phrases use quotation marks: "global warming"
  • For truncated searches use an asterisk: cultur*
  • To include any word or phrase use OR: football OR soccer
  • To exclude a term use NOT: football NOT american
  • To group terms use brackets: (football OR soccer) NOT american
  • To search for a DOI number, enter it into the search box and choose the 'Articles and more' tab
  • To search for a journal title enter it into the search box and choose the 'Books and more' tab


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Database status

Some databases will occasionally be unavailable – check the database status page for updates.


Lower Ground books – request only

The Lower Ground Floor is currently closed for refurbishment. Please complete the request and collect form for any books or theses* you need. We will retrieve books at 9am, 11am and 3pm Mon-Fri and 3pm on Saturdays. You will be sent an email to your university email account when they are ready for collection. *The full text of many theses is available online from the British Library's EThOS service.


Maps, Music scores and Microforms

These are currently kept in on-site storage. Please complete the request and collect form. We will retrieve requested items at 11.30 and 4.00 Monday to Friday and at 4.00 at the weekends. We will email you when they are ready for collection.


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