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OneSearch Basics: What is OneSearch?

Introducing OneSearch

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Your place for finding books, articles, media and more from Cal State LA, the CSU Library System, and worldwide.

What is OneSearch?

OneSearch features an intuitive and mobile-ready single interface that provides a gateway to a wealth of print, electronic and digital collections, and makes it easy to find, explore, cite, save and share books and media from across the CSU Libraries. OneSearch includes CSU+, a new book and media sharing system for the entire CSU.

What am I searching with OneSearch?

By default, OneSearch looks for resources available at Cal State LA, including: 

  • Articles - An interdisciplinary collection of millions of articles from numerous databases and providers. 
  • Books and Media - Including ebooks, DVD's, music CDs, etc.
  • Course Reserves - Materials placed in the library by professors and available for short term checkout


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California State University, Los Angeles
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Los Angeles, CA 90032-8300