Library News Blog

Spring Cleaning

Spring has arrived.  It’s a time of budding trees, sunshine, and getting ready for summer.  It is also a great time for a “spring cleaning” of your internet browser.  Complete the three steps below to ensure a better experience on the library website and every other website you visit.

Current Browser:  Use a current internet browser such as Mozilla FireFox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, or Microsoft Edge.  (Microsoft has discontinued Internet Explorer.)

Update Browser:  Take a few minutes to update your internet browser.  This fixes many website problems and ensures a safer online experience.  Learn how to update: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, or Microsoft Edge.

Clear Cache: Open your internet browser and then press Ctrl+Shift+Delete (Windows) or Command+Shift+Delete (Mac).  The website Lifewire also has an excellent guide to clearing your cache.

If you need help with your internet browser, please contact a UI&U Librarian or the IT Help Desk for assistance.

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Dissertations and Theses in OneSearch

Looking for dissertations on your research topic? The library is pleased to announce that most ProQuest Dissertations and Theses are now available to read online directly from OneSearch.

Select the Dissertations/Theses limiter in sidebar to limit search results. Click the "show more" limiter if it is not visible.Use the following steps to locate dissertations and theses:

  1. Search by keywords, author name, or the title in OneSearch
  2. In the left sidebar, select the Source Type “Dissertations/Theses.”
    If missing, click the “show more” link in the source types section to see all options.
  3. Click “Read online.”








Doctoral students should also search ProQuest’s Dissertations & Theses Global database as not all ProQuest dissertations are indexed in OneSearch. If you have questions, or would like research assistance, please contact your UI&U Librarians.

OneSearch Login

If you log into OneSearch, you’ll notice some changes to the interface and privacy settings.

OneSearch or EBSCOhost loginThe library’s OneSearch service is provided by the EBSCOhost company, which is why you will see the words “EBSCOhost” on the sign-in page. We realize this is confusing and have requested improvements to the sign-in page interface.

These changes will not affect the functionality of your EBSCOhost/OneSearch account and your login and password will remain the same.  (The EBSCOhost/OneSearch account is a personal account you can create to save search results to folders.  It is different from your MyUnion login that is used to access UI&U services OneSearch, interlibrary loan, student email, and CampusWeb.)  If you cannot remember your EBSCOhost/OneSearch username, please contact a UI&U Librarian for assistance.

After logging in, you will also be asked to accept EBSCO’s new privacy policy. In accordance with the European Union data protection legislation, EBSCO has increased privacy and security settings, including: requiring strong passwords, transitioning to HTTPS, and expanding privacy controls. A complete description of the new privacy and security enhancements is available on EBSCO’s support site.

Please contact a UI&U Librarian if you have any questions or need assistance.


OneSearch Links Not Working?

If the “Find Full Text” or “Request through Interlibrary Loan” links in OneSearch are not working, try clearing your computer cookies. This should solve the problem.

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