Friday, February 26, 2016

Top 5 Tips for Using OneKLIC Search

1. Information at Just One Click!: When you enter your search terms into OneKLIC, you'll be able to see everything the library has on the topic, no matter if it's in the physical collection (books, audio books, DVDs, magazines) or an online resource (eBooks, database articles, online videos). 

For instance, if you're looking for Ron Rash's Serena, your results will include books, eBooks, DVDs, and articles about Serena all in one place. If you're looking only for articles, you can still narrow your search to show only the types of materials you want to find. With OneKLIC, you don't have to search multiple places to find what we have on a topic. You'll search the library's physical and digital collections with just one click!

2. +More Information: OneKLIC searches most of our collections but not all. Some EBSCO databases are only available on the +More tab on the OneKLIC Search box. If you're looking for a particular database, you may want to access those databases directly via the "Databases" link right under the OneKLIC Search box on our homepage. 

For example, Mango Languages is a database that teaches foreign language and since it's made up of quizzes and lessons it does not show up in our article search.

3. My Account: We've gone digital! Sign into "My Account" on the library homepage to see a list of everything you have checked out, holds, fees, and renew any items. Due date slips and reminders to return materials are now digital; as soon as you check out an item you'll receive an email confirmation in your TigerMail inbox. These super helpful reminders go out automatically to help you keep track of everything you have checked out and when everything is due. Pro tip: Add your student email to your phone or tablet.

 4. Expanded Borrowing PrivilegesStudents and faculty/staff can now check out DVDs and popular fiction novels for three weeks. Also, students may check out periodicals/journals for three days. So stop by and check out a few of our academic journals (or maybe People magazine). Course Reserves have a three hour-loan period and must be used in the library. Learn more on our Circulation Policies page.

5. Need Help?: Schedule a RAD session for one-on-one research help or ask a librarian your question through chat, text (423.443.4338), call (423.697.4436) or stop by the Public Service Desk.

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