Requesting a book from the MSJC Library. If you find a book in the catalog that is at the MSJC campus you can request that it be sent over to Menifee. You will need to have a MSJC library account. If you don't have an account, click here to see how to get your account set up. Follow these steps when you need a book from the MSJC library.
If you don't find what you need in MSJC's collection you can search the catalogs of other libraries and then request that those titles (up to five) be sent to you here at MVC. There is a $2.00 per item charge for this service, that you can pay when you pick up the book/s. Make sure you give yourself enough time because it can take up to two weeks for the books to get here.
Why reference books? Reference books provide you with background information on a topic, important dates, individuals and terms. In other words, after reading one of these entries, you should have a better idea of where to focus your research and the important topics/concepts/persons that you want to research further. If you don't have a topic, these resources can provide a good starting point because you can browse them for potential topics.
Online Reference Resources (Note: off-campus access to these databases requires that you sign on using your mymsjc user name and password.):
Encyclopedia of Anthropology - A five-volume collection of over 1,000 entries that focus on topics in physical/biological anthropology, archaeology, cultural/social anthropology, linguistics, and applied anthropology. The contributions are authored by over 250 internationally renowned experts, professors and scholars from some of the most distinguished universities, institutions and museums in the world. NOTE: This title currently available online and at the main campus library in the Reference area. Call # GN11.E63 2006