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OneSearch Mānoa: Finding Books

This guide explains how to use OneSearch Mānoa and describes its content.

Finding Books

1) To find a specific book, type in your desired title and highlight where it says Books + on the drop-down menu. 

The Books + will search the UH Catalog (Voyager), the index to the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands Archives, ScholarSpace, and eVols.

Click the magnifying glass icon or ENTER key when finished.

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2) This search should lead you to a results page that has entries that look like this:

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Each entry generally includes the title, the author, publishing date(s), subject headings, where this book is located, and more. 


3) To see where this item is located, click on the Locations link on the bottom of each entry.

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By clicking on this link, a detailed record opens up to display what campus this item is located at, the call number of the item, and if the item is available or not.

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Requesting or Placing a Hold on Items

For items located in the Hawaiian & Pacific Collections (Hamilton Library) and in the Wong Audiovisual Center (Sinclair Library), you will need to request the them through OneSearch Mānoa in order to be able to borrow them. You may also use this feature to request that books in other collections or at other libraries in the UH System be pulled for you by library staff and placed on hold at the circulation desks at Hamilton or Sinclair Library.

To do this, you will need to follow these steps:

  1. Use OneSearch Mānoa to find the item.
  2. When item is found, click on the Locations link at the bottom of the entry.

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  3. Click on the "Sign-in" link in the yellow box. 

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  4. Sign in with your UH username and password.
  5. Once signed in, you should be able to view your request options. 
  6. To request most items, click on the Hold or transfer this item link. For items in the Hawaiian & Pacific Collections, click on the UH Manoa/Pac OR Spec. Research Col. link. Once you click on an option, select a pick up location.

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