If you have a Google account, make sure you're logged in.
At the top left, click on the three horizontal lines, then go down to the gear icon for Settings.
Choose Library Links in the left column.
Search for csun.
Check the box next to CSUN - CSU Northridge - Full Text at CSUN.
Click the blue Save button.
Search for a topic or article.
When you see a result you want, look to the right of the title for a Full Text at CSUN link to get the article directly through CSUN databases.
Setting this up once cuts back on the number of times you'll be routed to the publisher's website and asked to pay for an article, but it doesn't eliminate it. Never pay for a scholarly article or book! If you find something you want via Google Scholar, paste the citation into OneSearch and check for it at all CSU libraries. Even if no CSU has it, we can probably get it for you via Interlibrary Loan.
To get more results, broaden your search.
Use fewer search terms. Look for words not unique to your topic that you could cut from your search string.
OR Use OR to link synonyms, so you get articles where the authors used other terms to describe the same concept.
(alcohol OR liquor)
(restaurant OR dining)
* Use an asterisk to find articles using any of the variants of the same root word.
touris* = tourist, tourists, tourism
Use more inclusive search terms.
Bigger locations - too few results from los angeles, try california
More general terms - too few results from coachella, try music festival