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Only Have Time for One Search? Try VDOT OneSearch!

by Ken Winter on 2017-04-14T08:21:20-04:00 in Research, VDOT Library | 0 Comments

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Search over 21 collections at once, or search by category: Business, Engineering, News & Standards.

With so many free and subscription resources to choose from, starting a search can sometimes be overwhelming.  That's why we created VDOT OneSearch.


OneSearch is the VDOT Library’s custom federated search tool that simultaneouslly searches over 21 collections at once, including publicly accessible sites like VDOT's Youtube Channel and VDOT's Flickr Photostream but also every subscription held by VDOT, like: ASCE LibraryASTM CompassKnovelBooks 24x7, the Library Catalog and other key resources.

Don't know where to start?  Only have time to search in one resource?  VDOT OneSearch may be the perfect tool to save your time and focus your results.


Relevant results from multiple resources are quickly found and presented in a "unified" results screen so you don't have the know the ins and outs of a dozen resources.

Plus, OneSearch has beneficial features, like the "Visual Search" tab that helps you pinpoint to most relevant documents for your need.

Here's what Visual Search looks like:


Ken Winter
VDOT Research Library

Note: OneSearch is freely accessible, so anyone can use it. However, full-text results returned from subscription resources are only accessible to personnel on the VDOT network or those using a VDOT Virtual Library Card. Fill out this Online Form to get your library card!

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