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Pan African Studies

Find Books and eBooks


For the most up to date information about access to the library's physical collections visit the Library Reopening Page

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Search for all different types of materials including books & eBooks, articles, streaming videos, theses, and more all one place! Search the Library OneSearch Now

Locating eBooks

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).

OneSearch options for locating eBooks


Select Remember All Filters to keep your filters while you try new searches


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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.

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Request Book Chapters From Other Libraries (ILL)

CSULA Library ILLiad Interlibrary Loan Service

The library also offers Interlibrary loan for digital access single book chapters and electronic articles from institutions all over the country.

  • First time users - create an account here
  • Under New Request, select book chapter
  • Fill out the form
  • Allow up to 10 business days for processing
  • Log into your ILL Account to check the status
  • You will get an email letting you know the PDF is ready to download
  • Download the PDF within 30days, downloads never expire

Finding Theses and Dissertations

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

  • Type search criteria like the subject, and hit 'Search' (ex. education).
  • Narrow the resource type to Theses & Dissertations
  • Select available in the library for print copies here at CSULA using the filters on the left hand side

In addition, check out these databases of digital theses and dissertations:

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