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CSULB Antelope Valley Engineering program: Home

Library services for students in the College of Engineering Antelope Valley Engineering program

Welcome Antelope Valley students!

Welcome Antelope Valley engineering students! This research guide is for YOU! The main Engineering Research Guide is located here. I am your librarian based at the "Beach." We have a lot of resources that you can use off-campus. 

Distance Learners

Services for Distance Learners
The distance learning pages outline library services offered to CSULB distance learning students
Interlibrary Services
  • ​BeachReach is our interlibrary loan service and is used to request books, journal articles, conference papers etc. not owned by the library
  • Distance learners, can also use BeachReach to request physical books and media owned by the CSULB Library. 
  • Answer YES to the question on each form "Are you a distance learner?"
  • Remember to indicate in the "Notes" field that you in the Antelope Valley Engineering Program
  • Journal articles, conference papers are delivered as a PDF to your BeachReach account
  • Books will be mailed out to you; you are responsible for mailing them back or returning in person to the CSULB library
  • Distance learners cannot use the CSU+  and Link + services directly but you can request titles va BeachReach
  • Your CSULB ID allows you to borrow books in person from other CSU libraries (e.g. CSULA, CSUSB etc.)

Quick quiz

Which resource do you use to find books in the Library?
Compendex: 6 votes (30%)
OneSearch: 13 votes (65%)
AIAA Library: 1 votes (5%)
Web of Science: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 20
Which is the main database for engineering?
ASTM: 1 votes (8.33%)
Web of Science: 2 votes (16.67%)
ERIC: 1 votes (8.33%)
Compendex: 8 votes (66.67%)
Total Votes: 12
What is the name of the CSULB Interlibrary service
OneSearch: 3 votes (30%)
BeachReach: 7 votes (70%)
Interbooks: 0 votes (0%)
Illiad: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 10
Help! I have to write a short paper on an engineering topic overnight! I only need a few, good scholarly references. What should I use?
ASM Micrographs Database: 1 votes (6.67%)
OneSearch: 7 votes (46.67%)
Compendex: 2 votes (13.33%)
IEEE Xplore: 5 votes (33.33%)
Total Votes: 15