Library Research Guides

Research Guides

Doing research over the break? Start with the research guides and find all of the information you need, all in one place, at

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Remote access

Are you an SDSU student/faculty/staff who needs to use library resources from off-campus?  Just click the link to the resource from the library's website, enter your last name, Red ID, and library PIN, and you're good to go!

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24/7 Chat

Need help when the library is closed?  Chat with a librarian 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at

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Holiday hours

The Library has special hours over the holidays, including times when only the 24/7 Study Area is open.

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Library Blogs


Baxter Text us your photos of Baxter
December 16, 2014

Did you take a picture of Baxter the therapy dog during one of his visits to the library? If so, please share it with us! 


Crystal Pier Winter Break: Got a few minutes and want to be inspired?
December 18, 2014

Wish you had time to gain some insight into interests outside of schoolwork? Got a few minutes and want to be inspired?   Check out TED and watch “riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world!” 

Special Collections & University Archives

Vesalius Invasion of the Anatomical Body Snatchers!
October 27, 2014

October - the month when ghosts, ghouls, creepy crawlies, witches, monsters and other ghastly (but probably fictional) things come out to play.  So in celebration of All Hallow's Eve, we'd like to showcase some real-life creepers - historic anatomical prints.

Library Technology

Not sure what to watch? December movie recs
December 4, 2014

If you've been down to the Media Center recently, you may have seen the display of film recommendations put together by their staff.

Digital Projects

First graders staffing & using a supermarket mockup A school within a school
August 1, 2014

Originally called the “Training School,” the Campus Laboratory School was a real elementary, middle and high school.

Information Literacy & Instruction

Faculty: Are you updating your syllabus?
August 7, 2014

It’s not too early to request a library instruction session for your students.  Use our online request form.  Library & Information Access offers a wide range of instruction and tours, from basic orientation through highly specialized research guidance.