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Search Tips for OneSearch: Media

Concise, step-by-step instructions for finding all kinds of things.

 

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HOW TO FIND MEDIA IN ONESEARCH

How to Find Only Streaming Videos

Follow these instructions in order to search all of our streaming video databases at once.

1.  Run a search for a keyword of the title of a video (example: Cognitive Psychology) limited to Books & Media (CSUSB).

2.  On the left side of the next screen, under Refine my results, then under Availability, click the box for Available Online.

3.  Again, on the left side of the screen, under Resource Type, click the box for Video.

4.  Click the Apply Filters button.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high cost ($150 for a one-year license), streaming videos from the Kanopy company can only be requested by faculty.  Therefore, it is likely that you will find both licensed and unlicensed Kanopy videos in your search results.

 

Browsing Streaming Videos

Please see our list of streaming video databases.

At the present time, the only streaming audio we offer is in our Classical Music Library database.

How To Find a Specific Streaming Audio

1.  Run a search for the title of a song or composition (example: Nutcracker Suite) limited to Books & Media (CSUSB).

2.  On the left side of the next screen, under Refine my results, then under Availability, click the box for Available Online.

3.  Click the Apply Filters button.

 

How To Browse Lists of Streaming Audios

Please use the Classical Music Library database.

How To Find a Specific DVD

1.  Run a search for the title of a show or movie (example: Batman Begins) limited to Books & Media (CSUSB).

2.  On the left side of the next screen, under Refine my results, then under Resource Type, click the box for DVDs.

3.  Click the Apply Filters button.

 

How To See a List of DVDs

1.  Run this search: dvds and limit it to Books & Media (CSUSB).

2.  On the left side of the next screen, under Refine my results, then under Resource Type, click the box for DVDs.  This step eliminates everything except the DVDs.

3.  Click the Apply Filters button.

 

How To Find DVDs at Other CSU Libraries

Simply limit your search to Books & Media (all CSU).  Be sure to sign in to My Library Account so you can request media from other CSU libraries via our CSU+ service.

How To Find a Specific Blu-ray

1.  Run a search for the title of a show or movie (example: Dark Knight) limited to Books & Media (CSUSB).

2.  On the left side of the next screen, under Refine my results, then under Resource Typeclick the box for Blu-rays.

3.  Click the Apply Filters button.

 

How To See a List of Blu-rays

1.  Run this search: blu-ray and limit it to Books & Media (CSUSB).

2.  On the left side of the next screen, under Refine my results, then under Resource Type, click the box for Blu-rays.  This step eliminates everything except the Blu-rays.

3.  Click the Apply Filters button.

 

How To Find Blu-rays at Other CSU Libraries

Simply limit your search to Books & Media (all CSU).  Be sure to sign in to My Library Account so you can request media from other CSU libraries via our CSU+ service.

How To Find a Specific Audio CD

1.  Run a search for a song or composition's title (example: Moonlight Sonata), a composer's name (example: Gershwin), or a performer's name (example: Marilyn Horne)  limited to Books & Media (CSUSB).

2.  On the left side of the next screen, under Refine my results, then under Resource Type, click the box for Audio CDs.

3.  Click the Apply Filters button.

 

How To See a List of Audio CDs

1.  Run this search: cds and limit it to Books & Media (CSUSB).

2.  On the left side of the next screen, under Refine my results, then under Resource Type, click the box for Audio CDs.  This step eliminates everything except the audio CDs.

3.  Click the Apply Filters button.

 

How To Find Audio CDs at Other CSU Libraries

Simply limit your search to Books & Media (all CSU).  Be sure to sign in to My Library Account so you can request media from other CSU libraries via our CSU+ service.

How To Find a Specific Videocassette

1.  Run a search for the title of a show or movie (example: Mutiny on the Bounty) limited to Books & Media (CSUSB).

2.  On the left side of the next screen, under Refine my results, then under Resource Type, click the box for Videocassettes.

3.  Click the Apply Filters button.

 

How To See a List of Videocassettes

1.  Run this search: videocassette and limit it to Books & Media (CSUSB).

2.  On the left side of the next screen, under Refine my results, then under Resource Type, click the box for Videocassettes.  This step eliminates everything except the videocassettes.

3.  Click the Apply Filters button.

 

How To Find Videocassettes at Other CSU Libraries

Simply limit your search to Books & Media (all CSU).  Be sure to sign in to My Library Account so you can request media from other CSU libraries via our CSU+ service.

How To Find a Specific Vinyl LP  

1.  Run a search for a song or composition's title (example: Moonlight Sonata), a composer's name (example: Gershwin), or a performer's name (example: Marilyn Horne)  limited to Books & Media (CSUSB).

2.  On the left side of the next screen, under Refine my results, then under Resource Type, click the box for LPs.

3.  Click the Apply Filters button.

 

How To See a List of All Vinyl LPs

1.  Run this search: lps and limit it to Books & Media (CSUSB).

2.  On the left side of the next screen, under Refine my results, then under Resource Type, click the box for LPs.  This step eliminates everything except the LPs.

3.  Click the Apply Filters button.  

 

How To Find Audio Vinyl LPs at Other CSU Libraries

Simply limit your search to Books & Media (all CSU).  Be sure to sign in to My Library Account so you can request media from other CSU libraries via our CSU+ service.

 

REQUESTING MEDIA FOR PICKUP

Please see our guide, Request Items for Pickup.

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