At this time, the library is not offering access to physical items. We hope to provide access soon. For the most up to date information about library services including accessing physical books at the library updates guide page.
Search for all different types of materials including books & eBooks, articles, streaming videos, theses, and more all one place! Search the Library OneSearch Now
Use the filters on the left side to narrow your search to Full-Text Online under Available at Cal State LA, and Books under Resource Type (you may have to click show more to see books).
Select Remember All Filters to keep your filters while you try new searches
Click the blue link to access the book. Check the user options- some books have unlimited access, but others can only be used by one person at a time and may require you to check back after the other reader has left the book.
The library also offers Interlibrary loan for digital access single book chapters and electronic articles from institutions all over the country.
The library keeps a copy of all the masters theses that have been written by CSULA students. Print copies prior to 2012 are available in Archives and Special Collections, and digital theses beginning Fall Quarter 2011 are available in the CSULA Digital Repository.
Search for theses and dissertations from CSULA and other universities using OneSearch
In addition, check out these databases of digital theses and dissertations:
Searching Google Books to Find Whether a Book Is Full-Text Online
The Beaver Men: Spearheads of Empire
WorldCat is a global catalog of library collections. Open WorldCat--Let you find books near you by zip code. WorldCat--let you find books by library and request them via Interlibrary Loan.
Access from Library Database A-Z list, or from the library web homepage, click on Search Other Libraries.
Book reviews can be helpful in evaluating books or understanding how a book was received during its time. In this sense reviews of current and modern books can help you gain some understanding of interpretations of the book, the validity of the research, and how it fits in with the scholarship in the topic area it covers. Current reviews can easily be found using OneSearch and subject specific databases. Search for a title or author, or using your topic and narrowing to 'reviews'.
Reviews on books published in other time periods can help you understand how to book was received at the time and the views of the society that it belonged to. Reviewed published before the 1980's may require using an index either in print or online to discover.