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Start with the library catalog to see if the library owns it. (Note: when looking up materials in the library catalog, make sure that your spelling is correct if you are searching by Author, Title, Keyword, Subject or Call Number).
CSU+ is a free interlibrary loan service students, faculty and staff may use to borrow books that are checked out or not available at the CSUEB Libraries. Books may be requested from any of the 22 other campuses of the California State University. Books are usually delivered within 2-4 days.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
If the item isn't in the library catalog then you can request the title via InterLibrary Loan (ILL).
Log on and fill out the request form. To make sure that you get the requested item as quickly as possible, give as much of the publication information as possible including: Author, Title, Publisher, Date and Place of Publication.
Search for the book in other Bay Area libraries.
While searching in one of the Libraries' databases, click on Check SFX for more information or FindText or SFX.
A new window will open, there are three possibilities:
Use the Subject Guides to see what databases our subject specialists have identified as pertinent to a discipline or go to the Research Databases list and sort by Subject.
When you have identified a database you would like to search, use keywords, descriptive words, or subject words to help identify relevant articles. If possible, limit your search to "peer-reviewed" or "academic" journals.
When you already know the citation information (author, article title, journal title, date of publication, volume number), you can look for a specific journal article in the CSUEB Library catalog.
Most of the eBooks use the Ebrary or Netlibrary or Safari platform. Ebrary will require installation of the Ebrary Reader to view books; just follow the directions. You may call the Library Reference Desk at (510) 885-3765 if you encounter difficulties.
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We also subscribe to the video databases Films on Demand and Kanopy Streaming. You can access these databases in the Databases A-Z page, and search for your subject to find videos that you can add to your online projects or stream in class.
Reference sources can provide a general overview of a topic. They can help you identify key issues, controversies and facts about a topic. Use the bibliography or works cited to find other relevant & authoritative sources.
Print reference sources
Online reference books
For more ideas about places to start your research, check out the Libraries' Subject Guides.