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One-Search Library Catalog: Getting Started

A guide to using the WKU Libraries One-Search Catalog

Using Advanced Search


You can search by title, author, ISBN, call number, etc. Additionally, you can choose to search for only print materials, or only online materials, or you can search both together. 

Advanced Search Tips

  • Use quotation marks (“ …. ”) to bring up results that contain that exact phrase. example: "Yellow Submarine."
  • Search operators:
    • Use AND to search two terms together. example: jaguar AND cheetah
    • Use OR to expand results. example: jaguar OR cheetah
    • Use NOT to exclude certain results. example: "noise pollution" NOT music
  • Wildcards:
    • Use a question mark (?) to search for multiple words with similar spellings: search for wom?n to find results containing both women and woman
    • Use an asterisk (*) to retrieve results that include various endings to the search word: search for educat* to find education, educator, educate, educating, and so forth.


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