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ENGL 1006: First-Year Composition

This class guide introduces quality and types of library resources.

Searching for Books




  • The OneSearch box can be limited to CSU Stanislaus Books & Media using the dropdown menu, this includes all titles in the University Library, including many digital books.  To retrieve lists of books, use keywords and phrases related to your research topic. 
  • If results are too general, try more narrowly focused keywords and phrases.
  • If a book is in print, a librarian can help you find it on the shelf with the location (main stacks, reference, new book, etc.) and call number information.
  • If you want access to more resources, limit OneSearch to CSU+ using the dropdown menu, this includes the print holdings of all CSU libraries system wide. Items ordered from CSU+ arrive within 2-3 days to the University Library.

Basic Article Sources

Scholarly Reference Sources

Articles compiled by scholars and researchers providing a high-quality introduction to a topic.

Good Search Terms to Use

Search tips:

Break your topic into two or three key concepts, and search for keywords that represent those concepts.

For example, you might try California and one or two words from a topic:

  • California and environment
  • California and smog
  • California and history
  • California and World War II
  • California and education
  • California and bilingual education

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