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OneSearch @ CSULB: About

About OneSearch @ CSULB

OneSearch a new discovery tool that allows you to search most everything the CSULB Library owns or has access to through one simple search box. It includes:

  • the library catalog
  • articles from online journals
  • streaming audio and video content
  • digital repositories from universities, museums, and open-access archives around the world

...discovers and delivers academic content to your desktop. Results from OneSearch include only materials that have been reviewed and selected for academic libraries. When searching OneSearch, you are more likely to retrieve credible, authoritative, and suitable resources for your academic work.

...solves the problem of not knowing where to start.  It retrieves material of all different kinds (books, articles, films, government documents, etc.) on your topic and ranks the results according to relevancy for easy browsing. Unlike Google, you can also limit your results in many ways.

Keep in mind ...

OneSearch searches most but not all library holdings. Some database content may not be included.

In-depth or comprehensive research is better done in subject specific databases

COAST, the Library's catalog is still available. If you're searching for a particular title or works by a particular author, COAST may be your best search option.

*Thank you to the Libraries at Ohio Wesleyan University for allowing us to use their guide as a model