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ENGL 1665 Introduction to Science Fiction

Course Guide for Professor Wade's Spring 2023 class

Accessing an Article

This button appears in many databases. Click this button to see if Cal State LA has a subscription to a database that has the full-text PDF. When you click the "Find It" button, a new tab will open and you will see one of two things:

1. "Full text is available at: Some Database" - click the link and look for the full-text PDF button.

2. "No full text available." If you see this, you can "request this article" through interlibrary loan. See box below.


CSU+ and Interlibrary Loan

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.

You can view additional FAQ on the CSU+ and ILL Topic Page.

Bookmarking or Saving Articles

Recommended steps for saving articles:

  • Once you find a source, click the "cite" button. These citations may not be accurate, so you'll need to double-check them later.
  • Paste the citation for the source in a word document.
  • To find the source later, type the title of the article or book in OneSearch, which will search across 80% of the library's collection. If it doesn't show up in OneSearch, try Google Scholar. If you can't find it through OneSearch or Google Scholar, you'll need to go to the database you found it in (e.g., JSTOR). The citation will typically include a link that indicates the database.

Other options for saving sources:

  • Save them to your OneSearch account by pressing the "pin" icon.
  • Use a Citation Manager to manage citations. 
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