Library OneSearch (EBSCO Discovery Service)

A guide to use and best practices for TWU's discovery tool.

About Library OneSearch

OneSearch is a one-stop tool that allows you to search for most of the informational resources available through the library, including books, media, journal articles and grey literature - all at the same time through one search/query. OneSearch covers both electronic and print resources. It is best accessed through the library home page (, using the search box in the main image at the top of the home page screen.  For a 7.5 minute video tutorial, see the Video Tutorials tab (left column) in this guide

Library Tools and Services:

  • Classic Catalogue: You can still use the "Classic Catalog" (for books & media) from the link in the lower part of the main search box, though not all books are included

  • Databases - More specialized article databases for targeted searching

  • Journal Finder - You can look up any journal to find out whether or not we subscribe to it

  • Research Guides - Discipline specific sites including reference sources, relevant databases, writing & citing information, etc.

  • Research Video Tutorials - Short videos (under 5 minutes) for databases and general research tasks

  • Ask a Librarian - Contact a librarian for help with your research or with using the library

  • Hours

The EBSCO Mobile App

If you are interested in using OneSearch on your phone (Apple or Android), there is a mobile app. Go to your favorite app store and download EBSCO Mobile App (free). You will need to link to Trinity Western in the app using your TWU login. For more information, click here.

Some features:

  • Download and read EBSCO eBooks
  • Listen to PDF articles via audio play
  • Interact with dynamic homepage content
  • Long-press an article in the results list to quickly view its full text
  • Quickly conduct searches and save articles for later reference
  • Pull up previously saved (or previously viewed) search results
  • Stay organized with access to saved items across devices
  • Share article details or links with mobile-friendly options