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Using OneSearch

Quick Tips

Signing into OneSearch 

Make sure to sign-in to your library account when using OneSearch so that you can see all of the results you have access to as a CPP affiliate. Use the SIGN IN link on the top-right hand side of the page or the yellow bar above the results list.
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  • If the problem persists you can contact the library 24 hours a day (see the Get Help section on the left hand side of this page)


Starting your Search

When using OneSearch you can choose to narrow your searching scope from the beginning using the drop-down menu, or you can search all results and use facets on the left sidebar to refine the results that are returned. Using OneSearch you can access all of these different kinds of resources from one single search box. Within the search results you can narrow by FULL-TEXT ONLINE, see only articles from PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS, check if a book is available on the shelf in the Library, along with many other possibilities.

Image shows the One Search search box as well as the corresponding drop down menu which lists the following search scopes: everything; articles; books & media at Cal Poly Pomona; all CSU books and media, and course reserves.


  • Everything: Searches both CSU and CPP content of all types (physical and digital items) including books, media, articles, eBooks, etc. 

  • Articles: Searches articles that are accessible online from the various databases that both the CSU and CPP subscribe to (if CPP does not have access to a specific article but another CSU does, OneSearch has prompts and options to help you request the article through the Library's Interlibrary Loan service). 

  • Books & Media (CPP): Searches the physical items that are located within the CPP library. 

  • Books & Media (All CSU): Searches the physical items within the whole CSU (if CPP does not have an item you need, OneSearch has prompts and options to help you request the item through the Library's Interlibrary Loan service).

  • Course Reserves (CPP): Searches the materials faculty have put on reserve for specific courses.