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Animal Technology: Finding Resources Online

Subject Guide for Animal technology, Veterinary Nursing and Animal Care

OneSearch is Wintec Library's Search Engine

Use OneSearch to search across Wintec Library's resources with one search box

This LibGuide has broken down how to search for the different types of resources available to you.  You can also use OneSearch to search across almost all of the Library's resources at once.  Have a look at the tips below to find out how it works.

Finding Items with OneSearch

Finding Items with OneSearch

When you first type something into OneSearch, it searches almost everything that Wintec Library has, and you might get more than a million results. Here we'll show you how to search for different kinds of resources: print books, CDs, DVDs, online ebooks, and academic journal articles.

A few tips to get you started...

1. Start simple.

It's easiest to start with a basic search in the OneSearch box and then change it once you have you results. If you're an expert already, you can also use the Advanced Search for your initial search - it looks a lot like the EBSCOhost database search screen.

2. Remember, you are seeing almost everything Wintec Library has - and that's a lot!

OneSearch looks through all of what Wintec Library has and gives you the best result for what you have searched. Your initial search might find you just what you need - or it might not. Too many results can be overwhelming, so use the limiters on the left of the results screen to change what you see in your results.

3. Follow through the help topics below.

Don't forget you can also go to your subject librarian and the library help desk if you have any questions.

Start your search!

Wintec Library: OneSearch


Finding print books

   Finding print books, CDs, and DVDs with OneSearch

Finding Books:

1. Under the Format limiter, select 'Books', and allow OneSearch to update.

2. Under the Location limiters, select City Library or Rotokauri Library, and allow OneSearch to update.

3. You are now seeing only print books from the Library you selected. To change to the other Library, uncheck your selection, allow OneSearch to update, and select the other Library.

4. Often Wintec Library has more than one copy of a book. To see all copies and whether or not they are available, click .

  To recall a book, click and then follow the directions here.


Finding CDs: To see CDs, under Format limiter, click and then select . You may have to scroll down.

Finding DVDs: To see DVDs, under the Format limiter, click and then select . You may have to scroll down.

Finding eBooks

     Finding online ebooks with OneSearch

1. Under the Format limiter, select and allow OneSearch to update.

2. Under the Location limiters, select Online Resources, and allow OneSearch to update.

3. You are now seeing only Wintec Library's online ebooks. Click to see and read an ebook.

Finding academic journal articles

     Finding academic journal articles from the databases with OneSearch

1. Under the Format limiter, select (you might also want to select  and/or ) and allow OneSearch to update.

2. You are now seeing only academic journal articles from the Wintec Library databases. Click to see and read an article in PDF format. Click to save the article to your OneDrive or to a USB device.

Limiting your search

     Changing the date of your results on OneSearch

1. Click on the box of the year you want to change.

2. Delete the year given and enter the year you would like. Press Enter on your keyboard to allow OneSearch to update.

3. You should now be seeing results only from the date range indicated. You can change these dates again if you like.

4. To limit by months and years, click  below the date range.

     Can't remember what limiters you set?

You can always click Current Search to see what limiters you have set on your search:

The Key to Keywords

The Key to Keywords

When you type a word into OneSearch or Google to find information, the words you search with are called 'keywords'. Think of it this way: keywords are the key to unlocking the information you need.

The video below explains more about keywords, and we have some keyword tips further down the page.

Help using OneSearch & databases

Need help using OneSearch & databases?

OneSearch in 8 Simple Steps (2:53 min)

Finding resources on EBSCOhost: Part 1 - Searching (1:59 min)

Subject headings and Keywords

Subject Headings and Keywords

Here are some subject headings and keywords to help you with your searches.  Click here for more help with using keywords.

Useful Databases

While you are studying at Wintec you have access to a variety of databases to help you find relevant resources.  Databases are a one-stop-shop for a range of published works, particularly academic/scholarly/peer-reviewed journal articles.  Our databases can be accessed via the Library Webpage.

The databases that you will find most useful to your studies include:

Practice using OneSearch

More Click here for more OneSearch Practice


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