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Search Tips for OneSearch: The Top Toolbar

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


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The first section of the top toolbar in OneSearch.  Each item listed and explained below.

1. New Search

Begins a new basic search.

2. Journals List

All our journals grouped by discipline. Searchable.

3. Library Databases

All of our databases grouped by discipline and alphabetical by title.

4. Citation Finder

Enter a citation for an article or book to see if we have what you need.

5. Course Reserves List

The current list of textbooks both print and online available from the library..

6. Interlibrary Loan Request

          Place requests for books or articles the CSUSB libraries don't have if you sign in to My Library Account.

Second part of toolbar in OneSearch.  Each item listed and explained below.

7.  QR Code Icon

Get a QR code for, or copy a link to, the screen you are viewing.

8. Pin Icon

When you are signed in, toggles between your list of favorites (saved items) and the current search.

9. Sign In

Sign in to My Library Account with your normal campus login to save favorites and much more.

10. Menu (changes to your name when you are signed in)

When you are not signed in to My Library Account, clicking the small arrow next to Menu displays a drop down menu with three choices.  You can choose a Display Language (English, Spanish, or Chinese), go to My Library Account, view your Saved items, or view your Search history for the current session.

Not signed in to My Library Account.  The drop-down menu showing the 4 items listed and explained above.          Signed in to My Library Account.  The expanded drop-down menu showing the 2 additional items listed and explained below.

          When you are signed in to My Library account, your name will appear at the top of the drop-down menu you get when you click the small arrow next to Menu and under My Library Account, you now have two new items: My Loans (everything you have checked out from the CSUSB libraries) and My Requests (any books or articles you requested from other libraries), and also a Sign out button in the upper right corner.

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