New Search Interface and Catalog Coming to Meriam Library July 2017!

Big changes are coming to the search interface and catalog at the Meriam Library in July 2017. For the past several years, the CSU has worked to combine the 23 campus libraries’ physical and shared electronic holdings into one catalog and search interface, called OneSearch. This system is in the final stages of completion and will be going live at Chico State in July. The new vendor, ExLibris, is a library leader in innovative searching interfaces and library management systems.

OneSearch will streamline the research process by allowing users to search digital and physical holdings at Chico State as well as physical collections from other CSU libraries.

Informational training sessions will be held in August. If you would like an overview regarding these changes prior to August, please contact Jodi Shepherd. For more detailed information on this exciting transition, visit our online guide.

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New Catalog Search Options

The Meriam Library recently completed a project to “re-scope” our collection. What this means is that by using the dropdown menu to the right of the search box in the Library Catalog, the patron can now easily limit their searches to a variety of online materials such as eBooks, eReference, eMedia, and eGovDocs.

Whether you are a distance education student, or a student or faculty member working from home,  the ability to limit your search to what is immediately available to you can simplify, streamline, and improve your search experience.

Below is a full list of scopes you can use to limit your searches.

  • Books
  • eBooks
  • Journals/Newspapers
  • Reference
  • eReference
  • DVD/Videos
  • eMedia
  • Theses
  • Gov Docs
  • eGov Docs
  • Special Collections
  • Reserve