What is OneSearch?
OneSearch is the search engine for most library resources at the University of Montana libraries including academic journals, books, ebooks, DVDs, CDs, newspapers, and more.
OneSearch assumes that you are searching for all the words you type unless OR or NOT are specified between the words and phrases. To search for a phrase, put quotations around the words you wish made into a phrase. Searching "The Bridges of Madison County" will only search those five words in that order but searching The Bridges of Madison County will return any of those words in a search result. You can use other tools to make a simple search more robust:
|You can search for items that contain at least one of the words or phrases you include. To do so, type OR between the words or phrases.|
|NOT||You can exclude items that contain specific words or phrases. To do so, type NOT and then type the word or phrase to exclude.|
|?||Enter a question mark instead of a letter to preform a single character wildcard search. For example, type wom?n to search for records that contain the strings woman, women, and so forth.|
|*||Enter the asterisk to perform a multiple character wildcard search. For example, cultur* will search culture, cultural, cultural, and culturally.|
These can also be used in an advanced search.
Use the advanced search to set multiple constraints before returning search results. This is the best place to search for materials by language. You can do an advanced search for all of OneSearch, for only physical items, or for course reserves.
Filter search results
- Physical items: only searches items physically located at the Mansfield Library at Missoula College, the Law Library, and the Mansfield Library
- Limit search to: lets you search for only a certain type of material (for example, articles, maps, or images)
- Sorted by: sorts the whole list by relevance, publishing date, popularity, author, or title
- Left-hand limiters: use to narrow search results list
Search course reserves
Course reserves are physical materials an instructor has put on reserve at the check out. Learn more about course reserves including the best way to search them in OneSearch.
Why do I see materials from other libraries in the search results?
OneSearch is a operated by a consortium called TRAILS. This consortium includes seventeen other area institutions. The benefit of this consortium is that resource sharing is much easier and quicker. If you want an item that we don't have, we are more than happy to request it from another library in the consortium or through our interlibrary loan department.
What does "Include Results without Full Text" mean?
Check this box if you want to search items in our consortium that you will not have full text access to. The benefit of seeing these search results is that it makes it easier to submit a request to get an item you want from another library.
My library account
Access your library account by clicking "My Library Account" in the top right corner of any OneSearch page. You can also access your library account by clicking "My library accounts" in the top right corner of any page on the Mansfield Library website. You can view checked out items, due dates, fines, and renew items from your library account. This is also where you access e-Shelf (see more information below).
Why should I sign in?
The OneSearch experience is greatly enhanced by signing in using your NetID and password. In addition to accessing your library account and your e-Shelf, when you are off-campus, signing in allows you to view and request more items than using OneSearch as a guest user.
Note: you must be signed into OneSearch to activate and use your e-Shelf.
e-Shelf allows you to save and organize items that you find during your OneSearch session. To access e-Shelf, click the e-Shelf link at the top of the page. To save an item to your e-Shelf, select the star icon next to the item in your search results list. The item will be added to the basket folder in e-Shelf. De-select the star to remove the item from e-Shelf. To view items saved in e-Shelf, click the basket folder or any sub-folders. From the e-Shelf tab, you can create, rename, copy/paste, delete, and add notes to folders. Individually items can be copied/pasted, deleted, emailed, printed, and you can add a note to an item.