Services at the Downtown Campus

Welcome! Services are available to SF State students attending classes at the Downtown Campus.

Access Authorization: Register for ILLiad

Register for an ILLiad account in order to request items from the J. Paul Leonard Library, as well as other libraries, via Interlibrary Services. When registering: MBA students – select Business-MBA as your department; MPA students – select MPA Downtown as your Department.

To change the department on an existing ILLiad account, click “Change User Information” located under Tools on the main ILLiad page.

Electronic Databases

The Library subscribes to many databases that provide access to full-text articles, article citations and abstracts, statistics, and company and industry information. Select databases by title (ABI/InformBusiness Source Ultimate, etc.) or by subject (Business ResearchPublic Administration Research, etc.). Check the Research Guides or contact your Library Liaison for advice about the best databases to use for your research.

Locate Library Collections: OneSearch

Search OneSearch, at the top of this and every Library page, to locate items in the Library’s collections, including books, journals, electronic journals, and government publications. 

Electronic Journals

All journals are now searchable through the OneSearch Journal Search, including electronic journals. 

Requesting Articles and Books

Interlibrary Services delivers articles and books to you, usually within a few days of your request. Article copies will be made available as PDFs whenever possible. Pick up and return borrowed books to the 6th floor College of Business reception desk or MPA office.

  • For articles: use the ILLiad “Request an Article Copy” form to order articles that are not available electronically from any of our databases.
  • For J. Paul Leonard Library (JPLL) books: use the ILLiad “Borrow an Item” request form. Books will be delivered by courier to the DTC for pick-up at either the 6th floor College of Business reception desk or MPA office.
  • For books not available from the Library: use the ILLiad “Borrow an Item” request form.

Help and Advice: Library Subject Liaisons

Ask a Librarian via chat, email, or by sending a message to your department’s Library Liaison.

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