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First Gen Student Resources

This guide offers resources to support first generation college student success.

Develop your Research Topic!

Learn more about how brainstorming and background information can help you in developing your research topic and research question here!

Find Books, Video, Articles & More

Books are ideal sources for information when you are looking for in-depth coverage on a subject, the history or chronology of a topic, or overview of a big idea. (Hint: a book doesn't need to be read cover-to-cover to be used for research. Determine how appropriative of useful the book will be by reading the table of contents or summary!)


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.

For more information on how to find books using the library's catalog, visit the library's guide to OneSearch.

Interlibrary Loan

If you need an article that we don't have in print or online, you can use Interlibrary Loan (or ILL) to request a copy from another library. Articles will usually be delivered to you electronically, usually within 24 hours.