- Academic Search Elite
Choose Databases and add:
- Business Source Elite
- Communication & Mass Media Complete
- Omni File Full Text Mega
- Check Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals
- Enter keywords
Too many results?
- Use more specific keywords
- Add more concepts with AND
- Limit by date
- Try fewer databases
Too few results?
- Use broader keywords
- Add synonyms with OR
- Try Google Scholar
Google Scholar - scholar.google.com
- Use the gear at the top right to access Scholar Preferences, where you can add CSUN to Library Links. This lets you use Google's search function to access subscription-only articles.
- Click SFX Find It at CSUN to access Oviatt journal holdings.
- Click Library Search to check Oviatt book holdings.
Access Databases from Off Campus
Only current CSUN students, faculty and staff can access our databases from off campus. To access the databases from off campus, click the name of the database. You will then see a screen asking you to log in, using your CSUN User ID and password (the same ID and password you use to log in to the portal).
Check for Full Text Using Find Text
If the article isn't available full text in the database you are searching, click the button to see if we have access to the full text through another database or in print. A new page opens that will have one or more of the following links:
- Full text available via [database name]: Click to access the full-text online. If the link takes you to a publication-level page, you can navigate to the article by first choosing the correct year, then the correct month or volume number, then the issue, and then selecting the article from the displayed table of contents.
- We have this. Check availability in CSU Northridge Catalog: We have the article in print. Click to view the catalog record for the journal or magazine. You'll need to note the call number and then go to the fourth floor to get the article.
- Request document via Interlibrary Loan: We do not have the article online or in print. You can request the article via interlibrary loan (takes approximately ten working days).
For more information, see About Find Text.
Ask a Librarian
At reference desk most hours the library is open.