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Q. Why did the Libraries switch to OneSearch?

Why did the Libraries change the catalog? 

Answered By: Beth Juhl
Last Updated: Jun 13, 2022     Views: 16

OneSearch builds on the best aspects of the previous catalog while offering important enhancements for discovering online materials. Some of the enhancements in OneSearch include:

  • Complete integration of print and online collections, offering the broadest search across our collections.
  • Fully accessible, responsive interface.
  • Single sign on with other campus services such as Blackboard or Office.
  • Personalization features to make OneSearch your own, including saving records and searches, setting up alerts for new materials of interest, and sharing search results via mobile QR code.
  • Integration with campus systems such as UARK Mobile and the Special Collections Aeon requesting service.


Behind the scenes, OneSearch offers a secure, standards-compliant platform that will allow us to make materials available to you more quickly and more accurately. 

Missing the traditional library catalog? 

We know this is a big transition for everyone, especially for those of you who have used our legacy library catalog over the past 3 decades.  You can still search our library books and journals in the Library Catalog index in OneSearch or browse by author, title, subject or call number. 

OneSearch options for library catalog search

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