Lariat Letters: OneSearch will work with BearCat in libraries

Several facts regarding the Baylor Libraries new OneSearch research tool were misreported in the Sept. 4 Lariat. OneSearch has not replaced BearCat, our long-standing centralized library catalog system. You can quickly search for materials that are located in the Baylor Libraries using the BearCat tab located on the website. OneSearch is our new Web-scale discovery system implemented to provide a more robust search environment. OneSearch is a pre-built index which allows for fast searches of both local materials and content included in many of our research databases. With one Google-like search, as the article indicated, OneSearch will surface full text articles, books and other resources to aid you in your research. In addition to this new search interface, the Baylor Libraries also updated its website over the summer. The new website is responsive, which means that it adapts to fit the screen size used by the viewer. We hope our users find that this new functionality allows for more effective online research regardless of device. The Baylor Libraries strive to aid faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students in their research, providing tools, resources and personal assistance that lead to academic success.

Carl F. Flynn, Director of Marketing and Communications for Information Technologies and University Libraries.