OneSearch is the Cal State LA Library's searching tool you'll use to find resources available through the library. It searches many of the library databases and is a great tool to use when you are still exploring a topic or have an exact title of an item in mind. When searching OneSearch, there are many different resource types you can find, including those listed below.
On the left-hand side of the main OneSearch box, you will see a drop-down box (pictured below). That box will allow you to choose the scope of your search. These four options are:
Fill in the search box where it initially says "search anything." Your search can be anything from the topic you are searching on to the author or title of a specific book. Click the magnifying glass to submit your search.
After your initial search has completed, look for a yellow box below the search bar that will prompt you to sign in. Signing in allows you to request items with Interlibrary Loan and CSU+, check physical item loan periods, and pin articles to your account to view later.
If you can't find an article or book through the library, then you can use CSU+ in OneSearch or Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to request a copy of your article or book for free from another library. You will need to register the first time you use Interlibrary Loan. We recommend using CSU+ first as you will typically get your material quicker than with Interlibrary Loan.