Skip to main content

Beyond Help: OneSearch

EBSCO databases available through AskRI

EBSCO databases from AskRI that can be added to OneSearch in Destiny:

under Enyclopedias

  • EBSCO - Funk and Wagnalls

under Reference Databases

  • EBSCO - Academic Search Elite
 
  • EBSCO - Consumer Health Complete
  • EBSCO - ERIC
  • EBSCO - GreenFILE
  • EBSCO - History Reference Center
  • EBSCO - Library, Information Science &Technology Abstracts 
  • EBSCO - Literary Reference Center
  • EBSCO - MasterFILE Premier
  • EBSCO - Middle Search Plus
  • EBSCO - NoveList
  • EBSCO - Points of View Reference Center
  • EBSCO - Primary Search
  • EBSCO - Teacher Reference Center
  • EBSCO - TOPICsearch

Please do not add any other EBSCO databases UNLESS your library has its own subscription. 

By January, EBSCO will be adding/replacing some of its offerings with Explora for the  Primary and  Secondary Levels, plus an Educator's Edition .  These are available now through AskRI, but they are not listed for use with OneSearch.

The username for EBSCO databases in OneSearch is in this format:  [CustomerID].Main.eitws, for example:  ns145913.Main.eitws   The password for almost every RILINK member is ebs5173.  Find your CustomerID.

WorldBook

WorldBook databases from AskRI that can be added to OneSearch in Destiny:

  • Kids
  • Student
  • Advanced
  • Academic
  • Discover
  • Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
  • Early People
  • Inventions and Discoveries
  • Living Green

Please note that the World Book Digital Libraries are again available through AskRI.

  • Early Peoples
  • Inventions and Discoveries
  • Living Green

You can add or remove databases by going to the Catalog tab, and clicking on Search Setup at the bottom of the left-hand column.  Then click on Enriched Content Searches.  Click on Edit to the right of One Search Database Information.   Clicking on Add Databases will let you add new ones that are available through AskRI or your own library’s subscriptions. Clicking on Edit Databases will let you Remove those databases that are no longer available through AskRI or your own library’s subscriptions.  To add new World Book databases from the AskRI subscriptions as listed above, the username is rilink and the password is stars.

The following databases are available directly at AskRI, but CANNOT be added to OneSearch:

 To find out more about the databases available, especially the ones marked (new) above, and how to use them with your students and teachers, visit the World Book Web Training Site at http://www.worldbookonline.com/training/html/webinars.htm . 

What's available through OneSearch?

How to set up OneSearch

Here’s how to provide links to the resources in AskRI.org, the HELIN and Ocean State Libraries catalogs, free resources on the web, plus your own video-streaming and online database subscriptions.

  1. If you haven't already done so, you will need to turn on OneSearch in the Site Configuration|Site Info tab in your site's Back Office (remember to Save).  Your Follett customer number must be in the Site Customer Number box.(link to screen shot)  
  2. If you want students and teachers who are not logged in to be able to use One Search, you will also need to check   Search One Search as Guest   in the Guest Access Level in your Back Office.  
  3. Then set up OneSearch in the Catalog tab by clicking on Search Setup at the bottom of the left-hand column. Under Enriched Content Searches, choose OneSearch from the options listed, and add the databases that you want to include.  (If the list of available databases does not display the first time, close the empty window, and choose to edit OneSearch Database Information again.)  If a particular database has already been set up for your site, you can find and edit the settings for it by clicking on Edit Databases.  If you are adding a database that hasn't already been set up for your site, click on Add Databases.  (link to screen shot)  You can add any of the free databases and any to which you subscribe (or any options for World Book or EBSCO that are available through AskRI.org).  By default, One Search does not add any databases – you must set them up.  

  4. Important note:  There are a number of options to be considered when selecting a database to be included for searches using OneSearch in your library.  Be very selective about the databases that you want to Preset as a selected search (see screen shot on page four).  Databases that are preset as selected will be searched EVERY TIME a search is done in your catalog, with the results displayed on the OneSearch tab.   You will want to preset as selected only those databases that will be most useful to your students.  Having too many choices in the search results can be more confusing than helpful.  Databases that you want to have available, but not searched every time, should not have this option checked.  Databases that you choose, but that are not preset as selected are available on the Advanced Search tab in the Catalog.  (link to screen shot)

  5.  If you want students and teachers who are not logged in to be able to access a particular database, you must choose the option to Allow Guests to use the database.  (link to screen shot) You can also choose to let students or teachers WHO ARE LOGGED IN, to see search results from a particular database by selecting the corresponding option.  If you want students and teachers who are not logged in to be able to use One Search, you will also need to check   Search One Search as Guest   in the Guest Access Level in your Back Office. 

  6. Parameters that you will need to set up World Book and EBSCO databases that are available through AskRI are listed elsewhere on this page.

  7. To set up the HELIN and OSL catalogs as Z39.50 sites to access their holdings through OneSearch, you will need the following information:

HELIN (screen shot)

OSL  (screen shot)

 

Customer IDs for EBSCO

Links to Free Databases available through OneSearch

Use the links below to explore options for adding free databases to your site's OneSearch setup.  Note:  if you don't see a resource listed below when you go to OneSearch setup, it may be Under Construction for updates (see the Follett website for the current list of available databases and their status for OneSearch). 

  • About.com - online expert content, geared more toward older students
  • AccuWeather.com
  • Ask Dr. Math (Searcher)
  • Ask.com - answers to questions in everyday, natural language
  • Atlapedia Online - full color physical maps, political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world.
  • Awesome Library - Current, child-safe, useful links for teachers, kids, teens, parents and librarians, including actual documents, projects, pictures, and discussion groups
  • Bartleby.com - the classics of literature, nonfiction, and reference, including quotations and poetry anthologies
  • Biography.com
  • Canoe.CA - local and national Canadian news and entertainment
  • CIA World Fact Book
  • CK-12 FlexBooks Library  - CK-12 Foundation is a non-profit that creates and aggregates high quality curated STEM content
  • CNN.com
  • Currikilearning and teaching content from diverse content providers and educators from around the world
  • Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
  • Discovery Channel
  • Discovery Kids
  • Encyclopedia of Earth - the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society
  • ERIC - Education Resource Information Center
  • Exploring Nature - good source for natural science content and materials for elementary students, educators, students, and parents
  • Fact Monster - from Information Please - almanac, encyclopedia, dictionary and thesaurus
  • Federal Resources for Educational Excellence - teaching and learning resources from the federal government, includes primary resources
  • finding Dulcinea - all about the Web and finding the best most reliable information, organized by topic
  • Five Systems
  • History Channel
  • HowStuffWorks - new explanations and tips for middle and high school students and their teachers
  • Internet Archive - All
  • Internet Archive - Audio
  • Internet Archive - Live Music Archive
  • Internet Archive - Texts
  • Internet Public Library
  • Khan Academy
  • KidsClick
  • KidsHealth
  • KnowMia - Algebra
  • KnowMia - Algebra 2 and Trigonometry
  • KnowMia - American Literature
  • KnowMia - Biology
  • KnowMia - Calculus
  • KnowMia - Chemistry
  • KnowMia - Computer Science
  • KnowMia - Cosmology and Astronomy
  • KnowMia - Developmental Math
  • KnowMia - Earth Science
  • KnowMia - European History
  • KnowMia - French
  • KnowMia - General Science
  • KnowMia - Geography
  • KnowMia - Geometry
  • KnowMia - Grammar
  • KnowMia - Linear Algebra
  • KnowMia - Mandarin Chinese
  • KnowMia - Physics
  • KnowMia - Pre-Algebra
  • KnowMia - Pre-Calculus
  • KnowMia - Programming
  • KnowMia - Spanish
  • KnowMia - Statistics and Probability
  • KnowMia - Tinkering
  • KnowMia - U.S. Civic Studies
  • KnowMia - U.S. History
  • KnowMia - Web Development
  • KnowMia - World History
  • KnowMia - World Literature
  • KnowMia - Writing Skills
  • Library of Congress - Americas Story from Americas Library
  • Library of Congress Online Catalog - American Memory
  • Library of Congress Online Catalog - Congress.gov
  • Library of Congress Online Catalog - National Jukebox
  • Library of Congress Online Catalog - Pictures
  • Library of Congress Online Catalog - Web Pages
  • Mayo Clinic
  • MedlinePlus
  • Merriam-Websters Collegiate Dictionary
  • Merriam-Websters Learners Dictionary
  • Merriam-Websters Word Central Dictionary
  • Merriam-Websters Word Central Rhyming
  • Merriam-Websters Word Central Thesaurus
  • NASA
  • National Geographic
  • National Geographic Kids
  • National Library of Medicine
  • National Science Digital Library
  • NOLO
  • Project Gutenberg
  • Sno-Isle Libraries
  • SportQuest
  • Sweet Search
  • TED: Ideas Worth Spreading
  • The Canadian Encyclopedia
  • The Orange Grove (Florida Digital Library)
  • Wikipedia
  • Windows to the Universe
  • Wisconsin Ideas