CSU Extension

Welcome to the CSU Libraries

The CSU Libraries provides research information to CSU Extension personnel. Most of the resources mentioned on this guide are available electronically.

Contact Neyda Gilman if you have research, database, or other questions neyda.gilman@colostate.edu or 970-491-7436. If you are having problems accessing online journals or databases from your computer you can contact Sari Keilman (email or 970-491 6952).

The process for logging into resources from off-campus recently changed.  See the "EZ Proxy" tab on this guide for more information. 

You can also still sign into databases or online journals after logging into https://secure.colostate.edu (using your EID and EID password).

If you have suggestions for other links to add to this guide, let us know.

The library has subject librarians for education, food science & human nutrition, animal science, and more. View the list of subject librarians .

For more library research information, go to the "handouts/guides" tab.

Finding Journal Articles Using Databases

Search these Agriculture, Natural Resources, Food Science, or Education databases for journal articles (most articles in these databases are scholarly/peer reviewed). This is just a short list of databases available. For a complete list of databases, see the Find Electronic Resources & Databases page.

Database searching is different from Google searching. Tips for searching databases (more tips at Searching Databases & Journals):

  • Break your topic into key words or phrases
  • Comine with AND to get fewer results (soil AND worms)
  • Combine with OR to get more results (soil OR dirt)
  • Try different searches using a different combination of your words and phrases
  • As you skim your results look for new words, phrases, and ideas that relate to your topic
  • Keep trying! Searching often takes time and requires trying multiple searches in a few different databases
  • Ask for help
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