Fondren Launching New Search Platform on August 1

OneSearch Launching


Fondren Library is Launching a New Search & Discovery Platform

August 1, 2019


  • Search books, ebooks, journals, articles, databases, archives, government information, dissertations, music, videos and more
  • Browse and filter results with advanced subject areas
  • Save, share, locate, and request items all in one place
  • Personalize the interface and save searches

How does this affect you?

  • OneSearch replaces the library’s Classic Catalog, EDS, e-Journal Portal and BentoBox search platforms
  • Save your citations! Permalinks (URLs) referencing items from the Classic Catalog, EDS, e-Journal Portal and BentoBox will not be migrating to the new system, and will be expiring
  • EndNote and Zotero citation software will need a simple configuration for the new OneSearch platform
  • Future renewals, requests and recalls will be in the new OneSearch platform
  • Users will continue to use ILLiad on Fondren’s website to request interlibrary loan material
  • A Rice NetID login will be required to view and access Rice-Only subscription results

Dates to note

  • April & May 2019 – Usability testing on the pre-production OneSearch
  • June 21st  – deadline for ordering new materials and course reserves, no new orders will be accepted until August 1
  • July 9th – Technical Services freeze, no new items will be cataloged till after launch
  • August 1st – OneSearch launches on the library’s homepage. The Classic Catalog, EDS, e-Journal Portal and BentoBox will be shut down.
  • August 26th – First day of classes

Questions or Concerns

More Information

  • OneSearch is a product from ExLibris called Primo.
  • OneSearch for Fondren Library is currently under development. When we have a majority of our resources added, we will share a link to the beta version of the search platform.
  • Fondren Library will post more information to this page as work progresses to the August 1 launch date. 


Launch parties, training sessions and other activities are coming this summer!