Guide to OCLS QUICKsearch / About OCLS QUICKsearch
WHAT IS OCLS QUICKSEARCH?
OCLS QUICKsearch (powered by EBSCO Discovery Services) may look like EBSCOhost databases such as Academic Search Complete or CINAHL Complete, but it is so much more!
QUICKsearch doesn't just search content IWU has subscribed to from EBSCO but also content from other vendors across most of our databases and collections.
Use QUICKsearch instead of a Google search, and you'll find magazine and journal articles, primary sources, educational videos, encyclopedia articles, ebooks, and more in just minutes.
QUICKsearch will first show you items that are available in full text, which can cut down your research time compared to using Google Scholar, where you will come across articles behind a paywall.
Guide to OCLS QUICKsearch / Searching
SEARCHING IN OCLS QUICKSEARCH
Guide to OCLS QUICKsearch / Viewing
OPENING AN ARTICLE
Click the article title
Click the article's title to view all the information about the article. This page will give you all the information you need to create the article's reference.
Click the Full Text link
You can click PDF Full Text, or HTML Full Text link (whichever is available or your preference).
Click the Check Online Availability link
As you search EBSCO databases you may see the Check Online Availability link. This means that OCLS has access to this article but it is in a different database. Click the link to view the article.
Guide to OCLS QUICKsearch / Saving & Citing
SAVING, EMAILING, LINKING, AND CITING
OCLS QUICKsearch features several options for saving, printing, emailing, and linking to items. The options are along the right side of the page and generally are labeled in clear ways.
Guide to OCLS QUICKsearch / Video Tutorials
QUICKSEARCH VIDEO TUTORIALS
Learn the Basics of Searching OCLS QUICKsearch
Learn how to do a Reverse Title Search in QUICKsearch
Learn how to Search for Articles and Narrow Your Results in Library Databases