Skip to Main Content
Skip to Library Help widget

ME 530: Mechanical Analysis of Solids

Library Cards

A CSUN MataCard(link is external) or physical CSUN ID card is required for current CSUN students, faculty (including emeritus), and staff to check out circulating books and other materials in-person in the University Library. Other Library users (Friends, Legacy Alumni, TCC, High School Partnership Program, other CSUN affiliates, etc.) with current physical CSUN Library cards/barcodes obtained from the Guest Services desk can also check out books in person. Note that Interlibrary Loan/CSU+ materials borrowed from other libraries are checked out to eligible CSUN users and picked up from the Library’s Lockers.  Read more about Library Access, Borrowing, and Resources for Friends, Alumni, Emeritus Faculty, CSUN Affiliates, and Visitors

Questions? Contact Guest Services at sends e-mail) or call (818) 677-2274.

Library Graduate Study Rooms

Graduate Students have access to the Graduate Study Room, located on the lower level, in addition to the individual graduate rooms located along the north side of the 4th floor. Keys to these rooms may be obtained at the Guest Services Desk. Graduate Students may also check out a key to a 4th floor grad study room at the Guest Services desk or reserve individual or group study rooms (with two or more students) using the menu options under “Book a Service.” For more information about study rooms, please visit the study rooms webpage.

Learning Resource Center (LRC) Resources for Graduate Students

The Learning Resource Center (LRC) enables students to improve their academic performance through a variety of learning programs including workshops, one on one and group tutoring, and supplemental instruction classes. The LRC is located in the University Library on the 3rd floor in the east wing. For information about resources for graduate students, please visit the Resources for Graduate Students webpage

Office of Graduate Studies

The Office of Graduate Studies is responsible for the graduate domestic admissions process and implementing University graduate policies and procedures. It is also involved in support programs for graduate student funding as well as organizing events aimed at fostering students academic success. The office is located in Valera Hall on the second floor. For more information, please visit the Graduate Studies webpages.

Dissertations Databases

Finding a Thesis or Dissertation

[Finding a Thesis or Dissertation]


  • Thesis: Capstone research for a Master’s Degree. Length: 1-2 journal articles.
  • Dissertation: Capstone research for a Doctoral Degree. Length: 3-5 journal articles.
  • CSUN Graduate Students: If you’re a current CSUN graduate student, you might want examples of recent successful theses from your department. Find them in ScholarWorks.
  • CSUN Alumni: If you wrote a thesis while at CSUN, search for yourself as an author in OneSearch.
  • Other Universities: Graduate research from other universities is available through the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database.
  • Embargoed? Authors can choose to restrict access to their research for a few years, usually until they publish or patent their findings. Embargoed theses and dissertations are not available.
Librarians are here to help. Text (818) 900-2965. Call (818) 677-6671.


Report ADA Problems with Library Services and Resources