Home >> Doing Research Remotely
student working on laptop

With classes now online, you may find yourself needing to do research from home for your assignments or projects. The Library can help!

eBooks

  • Click the "books" tab on the library's homepage, and you'll see an "eBooks only" check box.
  • Once you find a title you like, click "online access" or "full text available."
  • Authenticate with your SDSUid and password.
  • Many of our ebooks have unlimited user access, so that multiple people can look at the same ebook.

Full Text Articles

  • We've got thousands of full text articles that you can access from anywhere.
  • Click the "articles" tab on the library's homepage, and you'll see a "Full Text Only" check box.
  • Or search a subject-specific article database. Look for a PDF icon or a "Find it" icon to check if we have the article in full text.
  • Authenticate with your SDSUid and password.

Dissertations and Theses

  • Many U.S. dissertations are available as PDFs in Proquest Dissertations & Theses Full Text
  • Many SDSU theses are available as PDFs in OneSearch. To find a thesis on a particular topic or written within a particular department, choose Subject in the pull-down menu and search "SDSU theses" followed by (topic or department.)  For example: SDSU theses (anthropology).
  • Authenticate with your SDSUid and password.

Data and Statistics

Primary Sources

Formatting Citations

  • OneSearch and many article databases have an option to format a citation for you automatically, in whatever style your professor wants you to use. Look for the handy "Cite" button.
  • Our "How to Cite Your Sources" guide has sections for every citation style, and links to reliable websites with examples, such as the famous Purdue Owl website.

Research Help​