Search OneSearch for books, media, articles, primary sources, newspapers, journals, and more. Selecting CSU+ will allow you to search across all CSU libraries and request items we don't have.
Welcome to OneSearch, your one-stop shop for finding library resources. OneSearch includes books, ebooks, media, articles, reports, primary sources, and more: Almost everything the library has is searchable via OneSearch. This video show some of the key tips and tricks for working with OneSearch.
Keyword searches look for your keyword anywhere in the description of the resource. Keyword searches look in the title, author, description, subject terms, and notes in the descriptions to find any instance of your keywords. These searches are broad, and can include many results.
Using more than one keyword is recommended for returning more useful results. For example, instead of searching for religion, try searching for:
Subject searches in online and print sources:
Subject Headings are specific terms or phrases used by online or print indexes to describe the subject matter of a book or journal article.
To search a database effectively, start with a Keyword search, find relevant records, and then look at the relevant Subject Headings.
Finding a specific book or article
If you are trying to find a specific book or article, use Advanced Search and the drop-down menus to search in the Title, Author/Creator, and Publisher fields. This will narrow your search and make it easier to find the exact thing you're looking for. If the title is a common phrase or word, it can help to limit by material type, as well.