Tuesday, November 18, 2008

New Ways to Search

We've added a few new ways for you to search for books and articles at the CSUDH library.

The first of these is Google Scholar, which you can use to search for journal articles from a number of journals. Once you associate your web browser with our library (under "scholar preferences" from the main Google Scholar page), you can click the search results to go right into our databases!

Click here for a tutorial on how to set up google scholar for your computer.

The second new search method is WorldCat. WorldCat lets you find books and articles not only in our own library, but in libraries around the world. While you may not ever need to know that the Koninklijke Bibliotheek has a copy of Le Petit Prince, this tool can help you find textbooks and other research materials in libraries around the Los Angeles area instead of just here at CSUDH. This can be useful if we don't have a book you need and you don't want to wait for inter-library loan.

Click here for a Tutorial on how to search using WorldCat.