Create links to articles to which the library subscribes.
Librarians have developed course-specific guides, with links to relevant resources.
Book a library instruction session for your class, including sessions in Special Collections and University Archives. Find out how the library can support your teaching.
Library Resources for Canvas
Find out how to embed library resources into your courses in Canvas.
Open Educational Resources
Find out how to improve student access to course materials through the use of Open Educational Resources (OER).
Librarians have developed tutorials on plagiarism and paraphrasing, which can be used in conjunction with a class assignment.
Library Purchase Request Form
Recommend material that you feel should be added to the library collection. Consider also the Faculty Streaming Media Request form.
OneSearch (direct link)
OneSearch provides access to the 8 million items previously found in the SDSU Online Catalog, along with results from nearly 200 journal database packages. Faculty may check out books for 365 days, with one renewal. Additional information about borrowing services.
Request materials from other libraries
- Circuit is the San Diego-wide borrowing system for books.
- CSU+ is the CSU-wide system for books and media, which you can access thru OneSearch.
- Interlibrary Loan or ILL is for books, articles, and media.
SDSU Syllabus Collection
Online syllabi collection for San Diego State University. Faculty may email their syllabi to firstname.lastname@example.org for inclusion.
Citation Management Research Guide
Describes the SDSU recommended software packages (both free and fee) for keeping tracking of all your articles, books, etc.
Research Data Services
Tools and services to help you manage your research data.
Find Your Subject Librarian
Find the librarian with expertise in your subject area.
New book alerts
See what's new in your subject area. Click the share this page/RSS button to add it to your RSS feed reader.
Faculty may access library resources from off-campus, after authenticating with your SDSUid and password.
Help for your questions about library resources in person, by phone, by text, by email, and by 24/7 online chat.
Subject-Specific Research Guides
Librarians have developed subject-specific research guides, with links to relevant subject databases and related resources.
Article Publishing/ Processing Charges (APCs)
SDSU authors are able to publish open access, with no additional costs associated, through an updated 3-year agreement (2022-2024) between the CSU system and Elsevier.
Journal Impact Measures
Our FAQ page lists journal ranking tools available to SDSU faculty.
Proxy cards permit faculty to designate individuals of their choosing to borrow library material in their name. Forms are available at the circulation/course reserves desk.
Emeritus faculty retain all Library privileges available to active teaching faculty, including checking out books and accessing online databases.