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HIST 4960: Senior Seminar

Overview and review of sources for students in History 4960

OneSearch: Stanislaus

When OneSearch is limited to Books & Media - CSU Stanislaus, it serves as a "library catalog" searching for "published titles" owned by CSU Stanislaus.

Common Locations for CSU Stanislaus Books

  • Library Annex - physical books shelved in the library  (20,000 titles)
  • Online Access / ebook collection (name) -  online scholarly ebooks (300,000 titles)
  • IN STORAGE - physical books in storage during the renovation (300,000 titles)
    • Request via CSU+ or Interlibrary Loan links on OneSearch item record

OneSearch: CSU+

The CSU+ portion of OneSearch searches for physical books and similar materials held at 23 California State University campuses around the state. Includes several million titles. More information about CSU+ can be found here.

  • Use the CSU+ request link found on the OneSearch item record for a book available via CSU+
  • Most books arrive in 2-4 business days.

WorldCat: Books across the Nation

The WorldCat database includes the holdings (150 million publication titles) of most academic and research libraries in the United States, as well as many public and special libraries.  It also includes the holdings of selected research libraries around the world (especially in Europe).

Library Catalogs

"Library Catalogs" traditionally list "published volumes" only. In practice, this means they include the titles of a "bound volume," but usually not the individual articles or entries within a volume (like a journal or book).  Use them to search for:

  • Books
  • Government Documents
  • Media (videos, DVDs, CDs)
  • Theses and Dissertations
  • Maps, microfilm

For journals, "library catalogs" usually list the names and years (or volumes) owned by a library, but not the individual articles.

Catalog for CSU Stanislaus Library

  • OneSearch: Books & Media Stanislaus

Catalog of 23 CSU Campus Libraries:

  • CSU+

Catalog for most U.S. Libraries

  • WorldCat

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