The Discovery Search box on the CSU library homepage is a great place to begin your research. This Search All box searches most of the library's databases all at once.
These databases listed below are good starting points. For a complete list of databases, click the Databases button on the CSU Library homepage.
Accessing the databases listed on this guide require you to first be logged in to the myCSU.
1.) Use keywords or key phrases instead of long sentences or the entire assignment instructions.
Example Assignment Prompt: Write an essay about the benefits of organic farming
Note: When using key phrases, place quotation marks around the phrases to search them as an exact unit of information.
2.) Use Boolean Operators to break up your search.
To search library databases, try different keywords/short phrases. To phrase search, place phrases inside quotation marks or parentheses. This tells the database to search the phrase as a unit.