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OneSearch: Tutorials

OneSearch Tutorials

This page contains step-by-step tutorials with information on how to manage your UAB Libraries account and using the OneSearch discovery system. Please check back often for additional information on how to use these tools. 

Need a tutorial on something we haven't covered here? Email us to let us know what else you'd like to learn about. 

Requesting physical items through the UAB Libraries courier service

1. Click the My Library Account link on the UAB Libraries website.

2. Select BlazerID.

3. Login with your BlazerID and Password.

4. Your Library Account Dashboard. A list of pending requests is shown in the requests section of this page.

5. You can also click the word Requests in the center of the page to view a list of your pending requests and the status of the request.

6. To find a book to request, click New Search at the top of the page.

7. Select Library Catalog from the drop down to search for physical items the library owns. Only circulating items may be requested.

8. Click the title of the item you would like to request. Only physical circulating items can be requested.

9. Click the Request link in the information page for the item you have selected.

10. Click the request link opens a request form.

11. You must select a location for item delivery from the list before the request form can be submitted.

12. Select a date you do not need the material after. Selecting a date is optional. If a date is not selected the item will stay in your request list until it becomes available.

13. Once the form is complete, click the request button to submit the request.

14. The page will now display the status of your request. Your place in the waiting list (queue) for the item will also be displayed in this screen.

15. You may check the status of a request at any time by visiting the library account dashboard. To view the dashboard, click your user name in the upper right corner of the screen.

16. After clicking your name in the upper right corner of the screen, Library Account.

17. Click Requests in the Library Account area to view a list of pending requests.

Requesting Items with a waiting list (Queue)

1. Find a physical item you would like to request using the OneSearch Catalog Search. Click the title of the item.

2. Click the Request link in the item's information page. The Request link will not be available for items that cannot be requested. You must be logged in to your Library Account for the Request link to be visible.

3. Select the location you would like to have the item delivered to for you to pick it up. Current available locations are Lister Hill Library, Lister Hill Library @ University Hospital, and Sterne Library. Click the Request button.

4. The status of your request will now be displayed on the item's information page. In this example, the book is currently checked out, so a waiting list (queue) has been created for the book.

5. Check the status of your requests in your Library Account area. You must login to your Library Account with your BlazerID and password to view a list of your current requests.

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