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OneSearch Mānoa Help: FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

On the right, you will find frequently asked questions about finding books and finding articles.

You can also visit the the Learning Skills page to watch videos about how to use OneSearch.


Finding Books

What is included in the "Everything" search? The default search is "Everything" -- a basic search that searches all of the content in OneSearch -- books, videos, digital collections, journal articles, and other resources. It is a very broad search. The Advanced Searching tab and the Refine My Results tab shows different ways to narrow your search results.

What does "This Library" mean?
Clicking on the "This Library" will limit your results to books, journals, articles and media owned by UH that are currently available, as well as ebooks and digital videos.

What if the book I want is located at another library in the UH System?
Click on the the Check for available services link to open a pop-up window.

Sign in with your UH user name and password.

Click on the Get This Title link.

The form will be filled. Click on Send Request.

Finding Articles

What is included in the Articles + search?
Articles + will search a massive journal index called Primo Central Index, plus ScholarSpace and eVols. The Primo Central Index is a subscription database of millions of scholarly journal articles, magazine and newspaper articles, ebooks, and legal documents. Quick full text access is available for millions of academic articles if you are signed in to OneSearch.

Are all of UH Manoa Library's full text articles in OneSearch?
No. OneSearch does not search all of the Library's databases. However, OneSearch is huge and will work well for many assignments. Visit the Library's subject guides for more resources when necessary.

How do I request an item that's not available in full text in OneSearch?
Click on the  to open up a new window or web browser tab and click on the link for Interlibrary Loan. UHM Library Interlibrary Loan Service obtains books, journal articles, and other materials for University of Hawaii at Manoa students, faculty, staff, and affiliates when the materials are NOT available at the UH Manoa Libraries. Log in (if you are not already logged in) and complete the request form.

Other Questions, Concerns or Comments

If you need additional help searching for materials, have a technical issue to report or comments to share, visit the Ask a Librarian page. There, you can either start a chat with us or submit an inquiry and a librarian will get back to you. You can also visit one of our information service desks.

If you have any questions or concerns about your library account, visit the Borrow, Renew, and Request page. There, you will find more information about borrowing privileges, renewing borrowed items, how to pay fines, and requesting items from other libraries.