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English 101: Writing and Rhetoric - Harris: Home


OneSearch is basically an app that searches many of our databases (i.e., collections of articles from journals, magazines, newspapers) and our catalog for sources related to your topic.  This brief video explains the basics of OneSearch.

Try Searching OneSearch


The library catalog allows you to search for books - both ebook and print - and films.  If you are strictly interested in books or films, it may be easier to search the catalog rather than using OneSearch.  Also, though searching the catalog for journal articles doesn't work, the results of a search for a journal title can tell you if the library has access (either in print, electronically, or both) to a specific journal and magazine title.   Watch the below video for more details regarding finding a boo

Now you are ready to give searching the catalog a try!  In the search box below, enter in keywords to see resources in the catalog related to your topic.  For e-resources, the link should take you directly to the online version.  For physical items, you'll want to note the location, call number, and status.

Finally, you can also change the search option to "journal" and type in a title (NOT a keyword or a topic) to see how our journal title search works.  If you need an example, try searching on titles such as: Psychology in the Schools, Criminal Justice Ethics, or Philosophy and Rhetoric. Again, you'll find access points to journals but you will NOT find actual articles using the catalog.

Try Searching the Catalog

Finding Journals in Your Discipline

Hunter Library has put together a guide called "Writing in the Disciplines."  It's a great place to start when looking for example articles and potential journals to investigate. Click on the link below to investigate examples in the humanities, social sciences, fine and performing arts, STEM, education, business, and health and human sciences.