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.
Next Steps: OneSearch and Beyond
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.
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.
Learn how to borrow books from other libraries using WorldCat and Fondren Interlibrary Loan (this service is for Rice ID holders only).
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.
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.
Learn to make the most of Google Scholar and connect Google Scholar to “Rice Full Text” from off campus using Library Links settings!