Research Help & Guides

If you have a citation to a specific article that you want to access (e.g. from your textbook, another reading, and/or an article database), you can use the following tools to see how the Library provides access to that article: A) Search Library Resources   Go to the Library home... more
Major Library search services that save citations  (from session to session):   1) Search Library Resources / Combined Search: This is the main search box found on the Library's home page. Link to your account:           ... more
Materials not available in the library's online or print collections can often be requested via Interlibrary Loan. There is no charge to CSU Stanislaus users for this service and books are usually available to be picked up in the University Library 4-7 working days after an Interlibray Loan... more
A Print/microfilm holdings link indicates a hard copy of the article should be shelved in the University Library.   To access the article, visit the Library and retrieve the item from the shelf. Users who are primarily at the Stockton Center (and do not wish to visit... more
Determine the vocabulary to use for your search.
Learn to interpret the search results.
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Dissertations are usually detailed, book-length studies of 100 pages or more written for a Ph.D. degree. Dissertations classified as "Science and Eningeering" are not includeded in the Library's ProQuest Dissertations online service.   Requesting a Science Dissertation... more
The 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2010) outlines the citation style for legal materials in the Appendix to Chapter 7 (pp. 216 – 224).  For court decisions, statutes, codes and other legal publications, APA uses the formats outlined in... more

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