Skip to Main Content

AMD 419 Research to Production

Guide to arts research

Finding print books

To search for books go to the CSUSM University Library homepage, click on Books & More.

screenshot of tabbed search options above search box on CSUSM Library home page

In the search box, you can search for a specific title, an artist or author, or a general topic and then click on the Search button.  

You will be taken to a results page where you can use limiters on the left to filter the results further.

screenshot of filter options on results page of CSUSM Library catalog

Finding Library ebooks

CSUSM Library provides access to hundreds of thousands of ebooks. Though some are straightforward, some have restrictions that can be confusing. This guide will help you find library ebooks in the simplest way possible.  We will go over two easy methods to find ebooks. 

Method 1

  • To find ebooks, click on the OneSearch Advanced Search feature. Type in your search terms and then click on the Search button.

OneSearch Advanced Screen


  • This will take you to a Results page.  Use the facets on the left side to limit results to "Full-text online" and "Books" and then click "Apply Filters."

Uses facets in Primo to limit to Full-text online and Books to only return ebook results.

Method 2

Another method of finding ebooks is to browse the library ebook databases individually or clicking on the databases listed below.

Note: O'Reilly (formerly Safari), Taylor and Francis, and Springer ebooks can be difficult to find using OneSearch so it is recommended that you click on these databases directly in order to find these books.