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The CARLI EBL eBook Patron Driven Acquistion Pilot Project is now live. Help Us Select ebooks for the CSU Library! For more information go to the CSU E-Resources Blog

Posted May 28, 2014











Community Engagement Meeting

CSU is currently completing the Request for Qualifications to build The Barack Obama Presidential Library on the Far South Side, to learn more click here

Posted May 21, 2014











Elsevier Journals available electronically at CSU

Elsevier Journals are NOW available electronically at CSU via ScienceDirect!! To find out what journals are available, click here

Posted March 27, 2014











New Website Coming Soon!!!!

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Posted March 07, 2014











Nature is now available electronically

CSU Library has made the change. Nature, the international peer-reviewed journal of science, is now available electronically. Access this title on as well as off campus. For accessibility and availability information Click Here

Posted January 21, 2014













Books and Media


Articles, Journals, and Databases

Databases iconDatabases |  Databases by Subject

Alphabetical List of Electronic Journals



More on finding articles | More on finding newspapers


Archives, Digital and Other Collections

Archives and Special CollectionsArchives – provides access to historical materials from Chicago State University’s past as well as current documents and records. Archives catalog. Record management.

Illinois Legislative Black Caucus CollectionThe Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Collection – provides biographical and historical ILBC materials.

Archives and Special CollectionsDigital Collections – provides electronic access to representations of unique items such as Chicago State University photographs, yearbooks and newspapers.

education Resources CenterEducation Resource Center – collects resources, including children’s literature, that support the CSU College of Education in preparing students to become Pre-K - 12 teachers.

Government PublicationsGovernment Publications – collects federal and state documents in electronic and print formats.

Music and Performance ArtsMusic Library – contains music scores, music literature, music education materials and music CDs/DVDs.

Special CollectionsSpecial Collections – collects specialized materials for students/researchers in four major areas: Progressive Education, Illinois Political Leadership, Rare Books, and Neighborhood History.

Online Reference Resources

Credo Reference provides access to nearly 500 reference books — includes basic encyclopedias, dictionaries, and subject-specific titles from art to accountancy and literature to law.

Gale Virtual Reference Library LogoGale Virtual Reference Library is a database of over 100 reference titles encompassing over 300 volumes for multidisciplinary research.


Research/Subject Guides

Academic programs at Chicago State University are supported by guides prepared by librarians at the school.

can help get an idea started or narrow possibilities, and RefWorks can help with citing and using materials.