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OneSearch Guide

Learn how to effectively search and use the library's OneSearch tool.

Requesting an Item from Scratch in OneSearch

1. Access the Request Form in OneSearch

Starting from the Library homepage,, click the "Search" button to access OneSearch, or follow this link to access OneSearch directly. At the top of the page, click the "Request From Another Library" button. Select "CSP students, faculty, and staff" in the new window, then enter your CSP email and password on the login page.

OneSearch page with the "Request from another library" highlighted


2. Select Resource Type and Enter Information About the Item

Select the type of resource: "Book, Book Chapter, or Media" or "Article." Then, fill in some identifying information about the item. The Library will use this information to try and locate a copy of the item. Note that articles are typically sent electronically, directly to your email, while books are shipped physically to the CSP Library for pickup. To ship books to a different address (i.e. your home address), add a note with your address in the Comments section.

Note: If you are submitting a request for an article, you can use the DOI or PMID (if available) to auto-fill the remaining identifying information

"Request from another library" form


3. Submit the Request

When finished entering information about the item, scroll down and mark the box next to the Copyright Acknowledgement Statement. Below this section, click "Send Request" to officially submit your request.

Library staff will review your request, begin locating the item, and arrange to have it sent to you. You will receive an email notifying you that the item is ready for pickup, with a PDF attachment if the item was sent electronically. If we are not able to locate the item, you will receive a note stating that the item could not be found. If you have any questions, email

Lower part of the "Request from another library" form, with copyright statement and Submit button highlighted

Requesting a Known Item in OneSearch

1. Sign In to OneSearch

Some materials are not available through the CSP Library but can be requested from other libraries. Before placing a request, sign in to OneSearch using your CSP email and password. Within the central yellow bar (under "How to get it"), click "Sign In." Select "CSP students, faculty, and staff" in the new window, and then enter your CSP email and password on the login page.

Item in OneSearch that can be request from another library. The Sign In button is highlighted


2. Click "Request from another library"

After signing in, click the option to "Request from another library." This will open a set of fields that should be automatically filled in with the item's information. 

Item in OneSearch aftering signing in. the "Request from another library" button is highlighted


3. Verify Item Information and Submit Request

Verify the information is correct. Note that articles are typically sent electronically directly to your email. When finished, check the copyright box and click "Send Request."

Item in OneSearch before requesting an item. The copyright acknowledgment statement and Submit Request button are highlighted