When you look at a detailed record for a loanable item such as a print book or DVD that is available in Kennedy library, a Request link appears. When you request such an item it will be retrieved and put on a hold shelf for you.
When you find a record for an item that is not available at Kennedy or other CSUs in the detailed record you will see a link for requesting the item from another library via Interlibrary Loan.
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When you are logged into OneSearch it will recognize you and provide ALL the options for online access, requesting items, or borrowing items. As always, it is a good security precaution to sign out and close your browser when you are finished.
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Search and Filter: the Simplest Strategy for OneSearch
The most direct way to find materials is to search with keywords and then use the many filters on the left to narrow your results.
In some special cases you may want to resort to Advanced Search and use pull down menus for language, format, location, etc.
Easiest Route: If it is a classic or common work like Great Expectations by Charles Dickens: 1) type title into Main Search Box; 2) click on item with most versions 3) Filter by Available at Cal Poly - and Presto!
On the Library Home Page use the Journal Search Link Below the main search box. Or from OneSearch use the Journal Search Link near the top. You can search by title or ISSN.
It will provide information about online and print access
After searching with keywords, filter on the left, beneath Availability, where it says Peer Reviewed Journals. (But remember these journals also include book reviews and editorials - so they are not NECESSARILY articles! So look at results for clues such as length, citations and methodology to ascertain that they are articles.)
Use ADVANCED search: set lefthand pull down to Local Collections and type in Senior Project. You can then type in author or title information as relevant in another box. To browse digital Senior Projects (2009 and after) the DigitalCommons@CalPoly provides good access by major.
Scenario 1: If you are logged into My Cal Poly Portal, Google Scholar will provide options for linking to licensed article content from our databases (either blatantly, clearly stating Get it At Cal Poly; or more discreetly, by clicking the double arrows link beneath an item.)
Scenario 2: If you are logged into BOTH My Cal Poly Portal AND are you signed into OneSEARCH, Google Scholar will often link directly to books, DVDS and other tangible holdings listed in OneSEARCH, providing you with ways to request. Again, use the Get It at Cal Poly link, or open the double arrows link and if Get it At Cal Poly shows up, click on that.
By default it is searching tangible items like books and DVDs in Kennedy Library and the other CSUs, but simultaneously searches wide swathes of content from various databases. If you click "expand my results" it will provide an even wider range of content, but much of it with more limited access.