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You can find all of the library's resources searching OneSearch from the library's homepage (or using the search box below). OneSearch includes books, ebooks, media, articles, newspapers, journals, reports, primary sources, and more. 

Books are also great sources for overviews of specific topics, with more breadth and depth than an encyclopedia article. 

Search OneSearch

Do a basic keyword search in OneSearch to find books, articles, media, and more.

Search Tips

OneSearch contains many, many resources, which can make searching a daunting activity. Here are a few tips to guide you through the process. 

Advanced Search is very useful if you know what you're looking for. You can search by title and author if you have a citation in hand, and you can limit your search in advance by material type (for example, only books or only journals), date, or language. 

Filters on the left sidebar let you refine your results, by including or excluding certain types of resources. 

To see full information about a resource, click on the title. This will open up a full record. If you scroll down you'll see more information, sometimes including a table of contents and description. 

Sign in! This will ensure that you're seeing full search results, and will give you any requesting options you'll need if something is in our Automated Retrieval System or if you need to request from another library. 

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Borrowing from Other Libraries

As a CSU student, you have access to books, media, and articles from all of the other CSU libraries. You can request items easily in OneSearch. Books and media will be sent to the library for you to check out, and articles and book chapters can be emailed to you. This short video will show you how. 

You can find more information about our Borrowing From Other Libraries page. 


You can find articles in OneSearch, but you may want to search in a database that is dedicated to art and art history. Here are a few places to get started.