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Finding Articles: A Quick Start Guide
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.
For a complete list of databases, click the Databases button on the CSU Library homepage. The following databases are good starting points:
Accessing the databases listed on this guide require you to first be logged in to the myCSU.
- Ensure that you are logged in to myCSU
- Click on the desired database link, which should immediately direct you to the database interface.
- If you have any questions, contact us 24 hours per day through our live Chat Service
Developing Keywords for Database Searches
What Type of Article Do I Need?
What is the best way to search the library databases?
The best way to search the library databases is to try out different combinations of key words/short phrases. Phrase searching is one technique you can use to refine your search. To phrase search, place phrases inside quotation marks or parentheses. This tells the database to search the phrase as a unit instead of a string of keywords.
Find Articles: Video Tutorials
Having trouble accessing library resources? Refer to the Tech Tips document or contact CSU HelpDesk Support at 877-399-1063 or via chat in your myCSU Student Portal.