The questions and answers on this page will help you use the "OneSearch" feature in researchIT CT. The "iCONN OneSearch" feature allows you to search thousands of full text articles. For a general introduction, try the iCONN OneSearch Video Tutorial below.
Here are the questions that appear below on this page:
OneSearch is the single, most comprehensive information resource that researchIT CT has ever offered. It searches all licensed databases, newspapers, digital collections and audiobooks for each audience:
All search results are full-text and listed in order of relevance to the search request.
These are the only licensed resources in researchIT CT that OneSearch does not search:
OneSearch for colleges & universities searches all resources described above for OneSearch as well as:
OneSearch is the simplest and most comprehensive search facility that researchIT CT offers, as described above in "What is searched in OneSearch?" EBSCOhost, on the other hand, provides a much richer, advanced search facility to enable very precise searches but the scope of its search is limited to searching just EBSCO databases (see EBSCO Resources in researchIT CT/EBSCOhost by Audience below). Although the advanced search facility of OneSearch is more limited, its search results page provides many ways to further refine the search results. Here is a tutorial on EBSCOhost's advanced search facility: http://support.ebsco.com/training/flash_videos/adv_guided/adv_guided.html.
To do a new search, click on "New Search" in the top menu bar [see figure 1 below], or hit your browser's Back button.
To return to the researchIT CT landing page [see figure 2 below], click on "To researchITCT.org" in the top menu bar, or the researchIT CT logo near the upper left hand corner of the window [see figure 1 below].
To return to the researchIT CT resources page [see figure 3 below], click on "Select researchIT CT Resource" in the top menu bar [see figure 1 below].
Figure 1. OneSearch menu bar
Figure 2. researchIT CT Landing Page
Figure 3. researchIT CT Public Resources Page
Although there is not an exact one-to-one correspondence between the new and previous resources, we prepared a cross-reference guide (in Excel format) to help situate the new resources.
Lexile levels or scores are based on a rating system – called the Lexile Framework for Reading, developed by MetaMetrics, Inc. - designed to measure the reading difficulty of the content based on word frequency and sentence length. The scores range from 200 (easiest to read) to 1300+ (the most complex). When limiting a search by a specific Lexile Reading Score rather than a range, the system will display results which have a Lexile Reading Score of -100 to +50 outside the score you specify. More detailed information about how EBSCO uses Lexile scores in its databases can be found here. References to analysis of text complexity can also be found in Common Core State Standards For English Language Arts & Literacy In History/Social Studies, Science, And Technical Subjects.
The EBSCO Discovery Service link above is actually OneSearch, which is powered by the EBSCO Discovery Service. It is checked by default because OneSearch is the default search engine. The other links represent resources whose content is not contained in OneSearch. National Newspapers (ProQuest) includes:
Clicking on any of these links will display the search results for just that resource. If you check any of the checkboxes next to the links, and then click the Update button, the search results for the resources you checked will be integrated with the search results for OneSearch.
You should be aware that the “Limit to Peer Reviewed” limiter in the left column of the search results screen will not produce search results in the Integrated Search links because these links do not support this limiter function.
There are two ways you can obtain an audiobook. The quickest way is by clicking on the “Online Access” link displayed in the initial set of search results:
You can also click on the “Online Access” link at the end of the full record:
Yes, Consumer Reports is among the 1000s of magazines that are searched in iCONN OneSearch. You can also find direct links to Consumer Reports and many other popular titles here:
For Public Libraries: http://researchitct.org/popularmagazinespublic/
For High Schools: http://researchitct.org/popularmagazineshighschool/
For Middle Schools: http://researchitct.org/popularmagazinesmiddleschool/
For Elementary Schools: http://researchitct.org/popularmagazineselementaryschool/
There is a direct link to the Popular Magazines page listed above from each audience-specific landing page (see Figure 2 above) and each audience-specific classic menu page (see Figure 3 above).
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researchIT CT’s license agreements with vendors require us to verify that only authorized users can access the resources. The log-in procedure ensures adherence to our license agreements. License agreements typically base their costs on the number of potential users. If there were no login procedure, access would be completely open and the cost to Connecticut would be astronomical.
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