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Articles & Databases

Find databases by subject or title that can be used to find scholarly or popular articles, conference papers, book chapters, etc.


Guides to use of specialized collections within the Library, e.g., videos/DVDs, maps, microforms, children's literature, and CDs.

Government Information

Find publications and internet resources available from the United States and California state governments.

HSU Library Catalog

Find print and electronc books, videos/DVDs, CDs, maps, theses and other materials available in the HSU Library.

Humboldt Digital Scholar

Archive for scholarly works by HSU faculty and students.

Humboldt Room

Includes print and online resources on Humboldt County, northwestern California and Humboldt State University.

Journal and Newspaper Finder

Find print and electronic journals, magazines and newspapers available through the HSU Library.


Search for materials placed on print Reserves at the Circulation counter in the Library or available online on ONCORES.

Other Libraries

Search the CSU Union Catalog and other library catalogs to find materials that can be borrowed on Interlibrary Loan.

Reference and Quick Facts

Print and online dictionaries, encyclopedias, style manuals, and other similar works.

Web Search

List of recommended search engines, directories, and meta-indexes that can be used to find internet resources.


Ask a Librarian

Receive reference assistance in person, by telephone, by appointment, or by email.

How Do I Find?

Guides to help you locate and effectively use specific types of information resources, e.g., book reviews, opposing viewpoints.

Interlibrary Loan

Forms and procedures for requesting materials from other libraries.

OWLS / Classes

OWLS online tutorial, Speech 280 class and other information competence information.

Renew a Book

Renew books and other materials checked out to you.

Services for Faculty


Services for Graduate Students


Services for Alumni


Services for Community Members


Wireless Access in the HSU Library

Maps of wireless "hotspots" in the Library and directions for connecting to the network.

About Us

Annual Reports


Art Inside the Library

Directory and location map of art work on display in the Library, with accompanying biographical information.


Key telephone numbers, mailing address and directions, library faculty and staff directories, organization chart and request forms.

Giving to the Library



Calendar of library, reference, Humboldt Room and copy service hours.



Friends of the Humboldt State University Library


Library Units

Collection Development
Government Documents
Interlibrary Loan
ONCORES (Online Course Reserve System)
Reference/Information Services
Special Collections--Humboldt Room


Mission Statement


Other Units in the Library Building

Copy Center
Courseware Development Center
Information Technology Services (Computer) Help Desk
Robert A. Paselk Scientific Instrument Museum
Student Disability Resource Center Computer Access Lab



Computer Use Policy
Food and Drink Policy
Library Building Emergency Plan
Library's Exhibits Policy
Privacy Policy
Public Use Policy


User Satisfaction Survey Results

The Library conducted user satisfaction surveys utilizing a survey instrument developed by the Association of Research Libraries and Texas A&M University called LibQual

Library Tour/Maps

Directories and interactive maps of locations on all three floors of the Library; directions to the Library; and campus map

Wireless Access in the HSU Library

Maps of wireless "hotspots" in the Library and directions for connecting to the network.

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