OneSearch: Books, Articles and More

OneSearch is the primary tool for accessing Fondren’s vast resources and achieving your research goals. Learn the four steps to using OneSearch, then expand your understanding with search examples. 

Using OneSearch

Learn the four steps to using OneSearch to search across Fondren’s book and ebook collections plus hundreds of our online journal and document resources. Learn more with Advanced Search help and tips.

OneSearch Examples

Unlock OneSearch’s full potential by trying out these sample searches for books, articles, journals and more.

Next Steps: OneSearch and Beyond

Finding Full Text for an Article

Learn the best and fastest ways to find a copy of an article using that article’s citation information, or even just a title.

Choosing a Library Database

Selecting the right database can make all the difference in finding the information you need. Access the library’s guides to our vast collections of search tools, reference resources and digital archives.

Searching Library Databases

Not sure how to search library databases? Click here for database search tips and introductions to several popular databases.

Find a Book in the Library

Don’t be intimidated by call numbers and shelf diagrams! With this tutorial, it is simpler than you might think to find a book in the library.

Libraries Worldwide

Learn how to borrow books from other libraries using WorldCat and Fondren Interlibrary Loan (this service is for Rice ID holders only).

Zotero and Citation Management

Learn how to use Zotero to collect citations for resources you use, and to easily insert in-text citations and bibliographies into your papers.

Library Expertise

Special Collections and Archives

Special collections and archives hold rare books, primary source documents, and other unique materials. Learn more about searching special collections, including Rice’s Woodson Research Center.

Rice Digital Scholarship Archive

The Rice Digital Scholarship Archive hosts research by Rice faculty and students, publications produced at Rice, information related to Rice history, and digitized materials from the Woodson Research Center. Learn more about its contents and how to search it.


Browzine gives you a digital shelf of your favorite journals that updates automatically with new issues. Get the app for mobile access. You can also browse our journal collection by subject or keyword.


PubMed is an essential database in medicine, the life sciences, and related fields. Learn the basics of PubMed searching.

Literary Research

Learn about key resources and search techniques for literary research at Fondren. This tutorial covers book-search tips, article databases, different types of primary text sources, e-reference databases and more.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar

Learn to make the most of Google Scholar and connect Google Scholar to “Rice Full Text” from off campus using Library Links settings!

Google Scholar vs. Library Databases

Not sure how library databases and Google Scholar differ? Learn how library databases and Google Scholar compare, and how to decide which is best for your search.