Answered By: Rebecca Marrall
Last Updated: Sep 16, 2016     Views: 265

Search scopes allow users to search different collections within OneSearch. Essentially, a scope determines which data sources you are searching within. Currently, there are four scopes at WWU’s OneSearch:

  • WWU: Limits search results to content accessible through Western Libraries.
  • WWU + Summit: Limits search results to the collections at Western Libraries and Summit libraries. Summit refers to the Orbis Cascade Alliance, a consortium of 39 academic libraries in the Pacific Northwest that lend library materials between institutions.
  • WWU + Summit + Articles: This is the default scope, and users can search all of our data sources. Note: Does note include content in EBSCO-hosted article databases.
  • WWU + Summit + Articles + More: Discover scholarly materials at Western Libraries, Summit libraries, many article databases, and more. Note: Search results in this tab include items that are not full-text and / or may require additional delivery time through an InterLibrary Loan request.

Search scopes of the WWU library catalog.

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