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General Research

This guide is an overview of services the CSUDH library offers, and tips for conducting research.

Welcome to the CSUDH Library Research Guide.

This page will help you get started with your research. It includes:

  • CSUDH Library resources and services
  • Tips and Tutorials on doing research
  • Links to resources outside CSUDH

Off-Campus Access


Access to Databases, journal articles, and eBooks require you to log in. Simply use your campus username and password (the same as you use for MyCSUDH). You must be a currently enrolled CSUDH student, faculty or staff member. Sorry, we cannot offer off-campus access to alumni.

Trouble Logging in from Off-campus?

Make sure that you are using your campus-wide login and password (the same that you use to log into MyCSUDH and Blackboard):

  • Not using your Social Security Number.
  • Not using your 9-digit student ID number.

For first time users- CSUDH students are automatically registered as Library users. However, sometimes new students and faculty do not get entered in automatically. Check with the circulation desk to find out (310) 243-3712.

If you forgot your username you can get it by going to The DHNet Password Manager and clicking the link titled "Forgot my username"

If you still can't log in:

  • check that you are not mistyping your username or password.
  • Try clearing your browser's "remembered forms" and typing in the information again.
  • Reset your password with the DHNet Password Manager

If you have questions about resetting your password, please contact IT Help Desk at (310) 243-2500

Created in 2016 by Kendall Hinesley, Lindsey Shively, Bruce Guter, Bruce Russel, and Ted Kane. Revised in 2018 by Joanna Kimmitt and Carolyn Caffrey Gardner.