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A research guide for students at Cal State LA in the Journalism program, part of the Television, Film, and Media department.


Quick requests with CSU+

Request Articles (CSU+)


If you find a journal article that is relevant to you, but the library doesn't have access to, we can get it for you from another library!

Steps to Request:

  1. Search your favorite Library Database for articles
  2. If you find an article with no full-text, click the "find it" button to check for access across all of the Library's holdings
  3. If we do not have access, you will see the message No Access Found
  4. Log into your library account using your MyCalStateLA info
  5. The request link will appear
  6. Review the form and submit
  7. The typical processing time is 1 business day, but may take up to 10 business days for hard to find items

Article record in a database

OneSearch view with link to article


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OneSearch reccord with arrow to the "get it" link


Request Books (CSU+)


You can request physical books be sent to the library from other Cal State campuses and libraries around the country. This service also includes digital access to single book chapters and electronic articles from institutions sent to you as PDFs. CSU+ is a free service and students and faculty may request as many items as you like!

  • In OneSearch, use the drop-down to expand your results to CSU Collections and Beyond
  • For items that are listed as "request from another library," log into your library account using your MyCalStateLA info to request the book
  • You will be notified by email when the item is ready for pick up
  • If you get a cancellation email, try our back-up service Interlibrary Loan.

OneSearch with CSU Collections and Beyond selected


Book record with red arrow pointing to the request option


Book reccord with red arrow pointing to the sign in button


CSU+ request options box

John F. Kennedy Memorial Library
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8300