We regret that at this time we are unable to provide our service to distance education of mailing print books from the University Library. However there are plenty of online resources (books, journal articles, streaming media) to complete research assignments. Please always contact your librarian Hema.Ramachandran@csulb.edu if you need assistance.
To get you ready for research @CSULB, please watch these four short videos: three from my colleague Dr. Alexis Pavenick, our Literature Librarian and one short fun one from me!
Please contact ME (not Dr. P.) if you have questions about research in engineering topics:
Signing into the Library and Finding Research Guides (4 min) Search by Owner: Ramachandran, Subject: Engineering
Watch a short video (40seconds) from your Engineering Librarian.
Basic CSULB database Search Using Academic Search Complete (7.41 mins)This is a good database to search for journal article any topic including engineering
Searching CSULB's OneSearch (4.07 mins) Another good place to start your research for articles and books in any subject including engineering.
Dr. Pavenick's handout (referred to in the videos)
Remember DO NOT reach for Google but DO REACH for the CSULB Library’s home page! We have a LOT of authoritative, credible sources for you that will save you time to find relevant resources on any topic!
Reference - Encyclopedias etc. that cannot be checked out
Reserve - Books and other items for courses selected by instructors
Call Number - Number on the spine of a book or journal determining its place on the shelf
Database -searchable list of article titles and abstracts
Citation - identifying information of an article (title, author, etc.)
Abstract - summary of an article found at the beginning and in databases
Peer Reviewed - A premium quality journal article that has been reviewed by others knowledgeable in the field prior to publication
Journal - a published collection of articles (previously in print, now frequently online only)
Off-Campus Access (via your Campus ID and password)
My Library Account (via your Campus ID and password)