Get into the habit of signing in whenever you use OneSearch. Signing in unlocks many useful features including the ability to see how long the check-out or loan period is for a book. Look for the dark blue OneSearch tool bar:
1. When you are done typing in your search, do not hit enter or return on your keyboard. Instead, click on Books & Media (CSUSB).
Along the left-hand side of your search results list, you will see a tall, gray box containing the available limits you can use to refine your list. Please note that the options will change based on the exact search you run. Click on the down arrows next to a limit to see the drop-down menu. Some of the limits may already be showing the expanded drop-down menus.
1. When you are done typing in your search, do not hit enter or return on your keyboard. Instead, click on Books & Media (all CSU). Books at other CSU libraries can be ordered through our CSU+ service.
Please note that while you will see both print and ebooks at this library, you will see only print books at the other CSU libraries. This is due to restrictions in the contracts libraries must sign with the ebook publishers.
Now that you have a list of results, what kinds of things are you looking at? Here are some visuals.
A printed book. There may not be an image of the cover.
An ebook. HINT: the giveaway on this one is the link, "Available online." Click through to read the book.
Multiple copies/editions/formats of the same book. Click through to see more detail and choose what you want.
Media (DVDs, Blu-rays, VHS, etc.).