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Exploring Cuesta Library Search
Cuesta Library Search makes it easy to find books, journal and magazine articles, eBooks, DVDs and streaming media from a single search box, with one list of results and options for refining them.
Go to the Cuesta Library Search box on the
or Library Home Page (under Resources tab) myCuesta Type in any keyword or phrase and choose the Search icon or Enter key on your keyboard
For best results, do not change the default Library that is checked (Libraries Worldwide)
Understanding Your Results
Each entry on your results list includes the title, author, date, and type of source
Items found through Cuesta come up before other holdings
Narrowing Your Results
The left panel allows you to refine and narrow your search results by content, format, year, etc.
Use these options to find
Peer Reviewed and Full Text content, and items in different formats Only the top 6 formats show
See All to find more specific types of content, such as eBooks, encyclopedia articles or dissertations.
The first page of results may show some articles or eVideos which are part of the Cuesta streaming collection
View Now button at the bottom of the entry. All results with an
View Now button are instantly available in full text from the Library’s online resources These include full text articles, videos and eBooks.
For any entry that says Print book
At the bottom of the entry, you get the location, call number, and availability of the print book in the Cuesta library system (SLO or NCC)
Write down the call number to retrieve it from the library shelves
For any entry that says Article
Click on the
View Full Text button It takes you to the full text article
You may need to click on the
Full Text button on the left-hand side of the screen if the full text article does not appear immediately