About OneSearch



What's inside OneSearch? OneSearch includes articles, books, ebooks, videos, and more, all on one convenient platform! Search many databases at once using OneSearch.

  • Databases that are included in OneSearch: CUNY+ books catalog, Academic Search Complete, Criminal Justice Periodicals, JSTOR, LexisNexis, PsycInfo, and more
  • Databases that are not included: newspapers, statistics, government databases, as well as a shrinking list of proprietary databases, such as Risk Abstracts
  • Full list of databases included and excluded from OneSearch

When should I use OneSearch?

Insecure connection warning: the Lloyd Sealy Library website uses a secure Internet connection protocol (HTTPS), but OneSearch does not. Some browsers automatically alert users when moving from a website that uses HTTPS to one that uses only HTTP. Users can feel free to dismiss the warning, however, as most queries submitted to OneSearch will not warrant a secure connection. The CUNY Office of Library Services is currently working on moving OneSearch to HTTPS. —August 30, 2016



More about OneSearch

OneSearch is a web-scale discovery service that runs on a product called Primo, from Ex Libris. OneSearch includes all of the John Jay Library's books, ebooks, and videos (DVD/VHS and streaming). It includes many, but not all, articles available to the John Jay community. (The best way to perform a comprehensive topic search is still to use multiple subject-specific library databases.)

OneSearch launched in Fall 2014 as a beta service at John Jay. As of Fall 2015, it has become the best way to search for library media like streaming videos, as well as other resources in the library.

What's in OneSearch?

What's included in OneSearch


See list of all databases searchable through OneSearch»

Note: some ebooks and streaming videos are available in OneSearch, but not CUNY+.

Logging in

From off-campus, you can access all resources available through OneSearch with your email credentials (for students, that's firstname.lastname and your email password).

Optionally, you can log in with your library barcode to see more search results. These may be results from databases including Criminal Justice Periodicals and Web of Science. Your barcode should be on the back of your John Jay ID card and begin with a number like 21699... Not there? Ask for your barcode in person at the Circulation Desk. If you're a John Jay Online student, the barcode should have been mailed to you (email and post).

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