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Using One Search

Using the library's search tool, One Search, to find journal articles, books, book chapters and much, much more.

Saving your favourite results

You can save records temporarily without logging in, but if you wish to keep them past this session, you will need to log in.

Saving items

Individual items

You can save items to your Favourites individually by clicking on the pin icon in the brief record or the full record.

You can also use the icons on the brief or full record to email the record or, using the more menu (three dots), export it to EndNote.

Multiple items

If you wish to save several records at the same time, click on the number in the search results list to select multiple records. You will see a bar appear at the top of the screen telling you how many results have been selected. Click on the pin icon to add them all to your Favourites, or click on the more menu to see options to export the citations to EndNote or email them.

Viewing and organising your Favourites

Click on the pin icon at the top of the screen to view your favourites, or click on your name and select My Favourites from the drop down menu.

Creating Labels

You can create labels to group your saved results.

To add a label, click on the Add Labels icon (a pencil). To create a new label, click on the word New and type your label. To add an existing label, select the label that applies.

To add a label to multiple items at the same time, select all of the items and use the Add Labels icon next to the text My Favourites at the top of the list.

You can then click on a label in the Labels menu to see only those results. You can then select all of that set of results to export, email or unpin.

Screenshot of favourites showing labels applied, with a label selected to sort the options

Saving your searches

Saving a query

You will need to log in before you will see the option to save your searches.

At the top of your list of results, you will see a pin icon and the words Save query. Click on this icon to save your search.

Screenshot of top of results list, showing the Save query pin icon

To see your saved searches, click on your name at the top of the screen and go to My Favourites. You will find your saved queries under Saved Searches, and all past queries from this session under Search History. When your session times out, you will lose your Search History, but your Saved Searches will remain available until you chose to delete them.

To turn a search in your Search History to a Saved Search, click on the pin icon next to the search in your list.

To run a search from either your Saved Searches or your Search History, click on it.

To remove a search from your saved searches, click on the unpin icon (a pin crossed out) next to that search in your list.


You can turn a saved search into an alert.

When you save a query, you will be prompted by a bar at the top of the screen to set up an alert, but you can also create an alert at any time by clicking on the bell icon next to that search in your list.

When you set the alert, you will be prompted by a bar at the top of the screen to update your email address, if you wish to send the alert to an address that is not your email address in our system.

Alerts will re-run the search on a regular basis and send you a message with links to the results. This message will come from the email

To turn off an alert, click on the bell icon.

Screenshot of "My Favourites", showoing saved searches with the RSS, Bell and unpin icons next to the search. One search as the Bell icon in black, indicating that it as been turned into an alert, while the other search has a hollow bell icon, indicating that it is not an alert.

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