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Wiley articles and “Get It Now” UPDATE

In response to some questions from faculty, I’d like to clarify how to get recent Wiley articles: As you know, in the absence of a systemwide contract for Wiley journals this year, we started local subscriptions to a selected group

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Our Library Guides Have a New Look!

We are happy to share that our Library Guides have a fresh new look! Check out our guides to review key library resources, learn new research skills, explore critical information literacy concepts, and more. These can be incorporated into class

Posted in Did You Know?, Library Services, Search Tips

Linking to Library Resources: Info & Examples

Instructors, as you prepare for the new quarter, now’s a good time to think about using Pfau Library resources on your course web pages. Anything in the library’s subscription databases can be linked so long as it has a stable

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Streaming Video from Pfau Library!

Did you know Pfau Library offers streaming video for CSUSB users? American History in Video: American history told through newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and documentaries (including PBS and A&E programs). Ethnographic Video Online: Classic and contemporary documentaries for

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Ebooks from Pfau Library

Did you know? Pfau Library offers thousands of ebooks on a wide variety of subjects! If you search the Pfau Library Catalog, you’ll find all the books we own, whether it’s a hard-copy book or an ebook. Ebooks will be

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Did You Know About Library Guides?

Have you tried our Library Guides? Library Guides are convenient web pages that offer advice, instruction, and relevant resources for specific courses, for general topics, and even for library services. (For a good introduction to library basics, check the guides

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Making the most of free searches

Open-access databases like Google Scholar and PubMed (a.k.a. MEDLINE) can be fantastic research tools. But while the searches may be free, the content of the articles often isn’t. When you’re using Google Scholar or PubMed away from campus, you may

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Citation Finder

So, you found a journal article citation in a footnote or bibliography, and you’re wondering how to get it. Does Pfau Library have it? Try this new search form available from the library: Citation Finder. Fill in as much information

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Fax Machine Available

Pfau Library has a self-service fax machine available for public use. It is located in the library’s Microform Viewing Room (PL-111), next to the Copy Room on the first floor. Cost is $1.50 for the first page and $1.00 for

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Google Scholar and Pfau Library

Do you like to use Google Scholar for your research? Ever wish it was easier to find out if Pfau Library has access to a book or journal article you found there? Now it is! Here’s how to use Google

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