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OneSearch Instruction Module: Home

Instruction module for CUNY OneSearch. Demonstrates how to do a basic search using OneSearch features.

What Is OneSearch? How Do I Use It Effectively?

During one hour Library session students will learn how to:

  • use OneSearch to search in one place for books, articles, DVDs, CDs, and more.
  • narrow a search using OneSearch's custom tools.

Class Assignment

Optional assignment: 

Lesson Plan

Using OneSearch

Location: Computer Lab during Studio Hour



By using OneSearch, you can search the library's resources (i.e., databases, books, media, etc.) at one time. Better than Google, OneSearch will provide you with vetted, reliable, and accurate sources for your research.


This session will result in students gaining hands-on experience working with a research tool.



Core Competencies

Searching as Strategic Exploration

Inquiry & Problem Solving

Information Has Value

Integrative Learning


Slides available here: OneSearch Module


There are two options for the instructor: 

  1.  you can review the slides and then have students complete the exercise, or
  2. have students begin the exercise and then form into think/pair/share groups to review the results.


Practical links and sources

Library Media Resources Center
LaGuardia Community College
31-10 Thomson Avenue, room E101
Long Island City, NY 11101
Email the Library