OneSearch is just what it implies - a tool that allows simultaneous searching for almost all of the articles, books, and media owned by the Bowie Library. This includes articles published in scholarly, peer-reviewed journals.
Easy Steps for Using OneSearch
1. Bowie Website + Library + OneSearch
2. In the search box, type in your keywords.
TIPS FOR BEST RESULTS
How do I access OneSearch or other library databases if I am off-campus?
Step One: Get out your Bowie Bulldog ID Card and look in the lower right corner for the string of 14-digits following the letters LIB#.
Step Two: Go to Bowie's library Webpage. Find and open A to Z Databases. Select OneSearch or another database of your choice.
Step Three: In the first pop-up window select "Bowie State University"
Step Four: In the login widow, type in your 14-digit LIB# in the box that asks for your ID number/barcode, and type your last name into the Password box
I was on-campus using my laptop, but I still couldn't access the databases. Why?
That's probably because you were not connected to BullDogAir, the campus Wi-Fi system. When you connect to any other Wi-Fi system - even if you are on campus - you will be prompted to login.
The other possibility is that you tried to access the database by Googling it and going directly to the database Website. To access the database with your Bowie credentials, you must go through the Bowie library Webpage.