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How to search for many of the library’s resources at once.
Last Updated: Aug 9, 2017 URL: http://libguides.usd.edu/primo Print Guide RSS Updates

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University Libraries One Search Frequently Asked Questions

Why a new Integrated Library System platform?

In an effort to better connect the USD community to the information resources and digital tools they need, the University Libraries are implementing a newly integrated library system platform that will enhance and expand library services.

Supporting USD's commitment to innovation and accessibility, the new system will enable the University Libraries to continuously refresh and unveil new digital tools that will allow students and faculty to search, browse, share and customize materials in increasingly robust and intuitive ways.

Additionally, the platform will support broader integration of information resources through its alignment with all the SD BOR libraries to ensure greater fiscal responsibility and operational efficiency.


What will this mean for me?

The interface for locating, accessing and obtaining University Libraries resources will change in July. Many new features will be available which will allow for better virtual browsing of the University Libraries' collections and improved integration with other various University systems, including the learning management system (D2L). 


What resources will I find in USD's Library One Search?

You will be able to find scholarly and peer-reviewed articles, books and e-books, journals, dissertations, music, films video, government documents, newspaper articles, reviews, and course reserves.


How do I login to OneSearch?

You log-in with your full email address, and USD email password.  I.e. Charlie.Coyote@usd.edu 

Logging into Primo


How do Wegner Partners sign in to OneSearch?

Currently, Wegner Partners are not able to log in to Primo. You are able to view all search results applicable to Wegner Partners without having to sign in. You may request any articles or books not found at the Wegner Library by requesting items using Interlibrary Loan (ILL) as you have done in the past. 

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Is there a way to search by an exact year?

Yes. In the advanced search options, select Publication date and you will be give options for a specific date, or within the last year, last 2 years, last 5 years, etc.  


Can I browse by call numbers? 

Yes, you can search for a call number stem and add the wild card (*) symbol to the end.


Is there a filter for E-books?

Not currently, but you can search for e-books by selecting "Books" as the material type and limiting the search to "Full-Text Online".


How do I save or print records from USD's Library One Search?

From the results list, use the pin icon to save an item to your Favorites. If you are not signed in, this option is temporary and items will disappear from the Favorites area when you close your browser. 

To print, click the dots or ellipses next to a result to see more options. Then, select the printer icon.

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