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Library Resources for Graduate Students

Search Strategies & Techniques


OneSearch is your place for finding books, articles, media, and more from Cal Poly Pomona.


Search our online database collections. Our databases contain tons of information including scholarly peer-reviewed articles.

Journal Search

Looking for a particular journal? Check our journal listing to see if we carry it.

Journal Information

Use Ulrich's Periodicals Directory ( to get detailed information about a particular journal. Search for journals by subject and other factors, including peer review status.

Scholarly vs. Popular Articles

Distinguish between scholarly and popular articles. Courtesy of California State University, Chico.

Google Scholar Search

What is Google Scholar?

  • If you can't find what you need in Library databases, try Google Scholar. Google Scholar is a Google website, which enables you to search for academic/scholarly articles freely available on the web. Your search results will include academic publishers and professional societies.

  • You can set up Google Scholar to search articles from Cal Poly databases as well as those available on the Web. Look for "Find It Cal Poly Pomona".

How to search Google Scholar and OneSearch at the same time:

  1. Go to Google Scholar: Click on “Settings” in the upper left corner.
  2. Click on “Library links” on left navigation panel. Type “cal poly pomona” in the search box.
  3. Select “Cal Poly Pomona - Find It Cal Poly Pomona" checkbox.

What is Document Delivery?

Document Delivery is a library lending system for ordering books, articles, conference proceedings, theses, reports and some older microforms and dissertations NOT available in the Cal Poly Pomona Library. This is a free service for all students, faculty, and staff at Cal Poly.

Please email for assistance with Document Delivery.