Jun 13, 2024  
University Catalog 2024-2025 
University Catalog 2024-2025

eCatalog Tutorial

How To Use The Online Catalog

1. Select A Catalog

To access the Cal State University, Los Angeles’ online catalog, click on a catalog year that you would like to view (e.g. 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog) from any catalog page. To switch between the different catalogs, use the drop down menu at the top of the page and choose from the available catalogs.

The available options are A-Z Index of All Academic Degrees and Programs, Academic Calendar, Academic Programs, Order Catalog, Catalog Archives, Tuition Fees, Students/Financial Aid, Faculty/Emeriti, Scholarship.


2. Use The Navigation Menu

At all times, a navigation menu is available on the left side of the page. Use the menu to navigate through the different sections of the catalog.

You can search it through keyword and there is an option of Enter Keyword.


3. Searching and Navigating

The following are methods for locating specific programs, courses, colleges, departments, etc., within the online catalog:

Use the catalog search box to key in what you are seeking information about.
From the drop down menu above the search box, choose an area of the catalog that you want to search (e.g. Courses)

The image shows Math 100 course which came after searching in catalog.

Type in a keyword or phrase (e.g. “Quantitative Reasoning” or “MATH 1000”) then click the magnifying glass. Or, click on the Advanced Search link to search.


Click on the “Program Indices, Directories” link on the navigation to find information on degree and non-degree programs.


4. Using “My Portfolio”

My Portfolio allows users to browse through the online catalog to save programs and courses of interest. Users can save content from any catalog in one portfolio. Simply click on the “Add to portfolio” link located above the program/course description or below the entire document to save for future use.

The image shows Add to Portfolio and Print course option on the top right corner.

You may review items in your portfolio at any time by clicking on the “My Portfolio” link. “My Porfolio” is cookie based, therefore when you have cleared cookies from the browser cache, items in your portfolio will be cleared.

You can remove the course from the portfolio.


Please visit the Office of Undergraduate website for tutorial videos on uses of the University Catalog.