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How Can I Tell If An Article is Scholarly?

Watch a brief video and read more details about identifying scholarly articles

Check this database for individual journal titles to find out if they are scholarly or peer-reviewed

Using Google Scholar

 Before you search Google Scholar, you should select CSUN library in the settings menu. Once you set and save your preferences, you will be able to link to CSUN library resources retrieved with a Google Scholar search. Click on the link below for a detailed handout about setting up Google Scholar.

The video below is from Minnesota State University, Mankato, but the info will help you use Google Scholar effectively. Just substitute CSUN and you're set.

 

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Borrowing Print Books and Physical Media by Mail

While the library building remains closed due to public health requirements, beginning August 24, 2020, current CSUN students, faculty (including Emeritus), and staff will be able to request books and other circulating materials from our collections to be sent to them by mail. Note that books and media on reserve are not available for mailing.

Users may request items through OneSearch:

  1. Search for needed items in OneSearch, and click Sign in to sign into your OneSearch account
  2. In the record for the item you want, click Request and follow the on-screen instructions.
  3. You will receive your requested materials by mail in about one to two weeks, as item availability, public health, and USPS mail circumstances allow.

Questions? Contact libcirc@csun.edu or call (818) 677-2274 

 

CSU Resource Sharing

Is the book you want already checked out? Or perhaps the library does now already own a copy? Watch this video to learn how to use OneSearch to request an item available through another CSU library.

CSU+ during the COVID-19 closures

CSU+ is still operating during the pandemic, but more slowly than usual.  Articles held digitally by another CSU will be emailed to you as normal.  The CSUN library can also scan articles from our own print journals and email them to you while the print collection is unavailable.

Interlibrary Loan has restarted borrowing print books and mailing them to current CSUN students, faculty (including Emeritus), and staff. You will receive your requested materials in one to three weeks, if borrowed from another CSU library (CSU+), or in about three to four weeks from non-CSU libraries, as item availability, public health, and postal services circumstances allow. Contact interlibrary.loan@csun.edu or call (818) 677-2294.

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