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Research on your Mobile Devices

Find out how to use your tablet or smartphone for library research, using apps, mobile sites, and more! Download ebooks, read articles, and make the most of your mobile device.

OneSearch on Mobile Devices

The CSM Library's and SMCCD libraries' catalog OneSearch is optimized to use on mobile devices. Students can search, find, and access full-text articles and ebooks through the OneSearch catalog.

  • OneSearch Library Catalog - Search the CSM Library and SMCCD college libraries catalogs for both print and ebooks, articles from select databases, and open access resources.

Adding a Shortcut on Your Device

Did you know you can create a shortcut to any website on your device or phone desktop? It's easy and will link you directly to back to the library's website, OneSearch catalog, or any other page or site that you'd like.

iPad or iPhone

  1. Launch “Safari” app.  This does not work from the “Chrome” app.
  2. Enter into the address field the URL of the website you want to create a shortcut to. Tap “Go.”
  3. Tap the icon featuring a right-pointing arrow coming out of a box along the top of the Safari window to open a drop-down menu.
  4. Tap “Add to Home Screen.” The Add to Home dialog box will appear, with the icon that will be used for this website on the left side of the dialog box.
  5. Enter the name for the shortcut using the on-screen keyboard and tap “Add.” Safari will close automatically and you will be taken to where the icon is located on your iPad’s desktop.


  1. Launch “Chrome” app.
  2. Open the website or web page you want to pin to your home screen.
  3. Tap the menu icon (3 dots in upper right-hand corner) and tap Add to homescreen.
  4. You’ll be able to enter a name for the shortcut and then Chrome will add it to your home screen.