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Communication 104: Find Books

Finding Books at MSJC





Borrowing Items Between MSJC Campuses

Requesting a book to be delivered from the MVC or SJC Library. If you find a book in the catalog that is not at the campus you use, you can request that it be sent over to either San Jacinto or Menifee. Ask library staff to place the hold for you, or use the steps below to place the hold yourself from the catalog.

  1. From your search results page, click on the title of the book to get to the full record page. 
  2. In the Get It section, click in the yellow bar "Please sign in to check if there are any request options" to sign in to your library account using your mymsjc username and password. Note you can also sign in using the My Account link in the upper right corner of the search results page.
  3. Click on the Request option and fill in any necessary information.
  4. You will be notified through your student e-mail in 2-3 days when the book is available for pick up.

Reference E-Books

Need to find a definition of a term/concept? The following online references sources are a good place to start your research.

Featured Books Sources

 

Contemporary World Issues 

This series provides historical background, contemporary context, and resources for further research about today's most talked-about topics. Description from: ABC-Clio

If you don't have a topic yet, browsing this series might help you find a subject that sparks you interest. Here is a list of titles from this series that are available through the Menifee library (both online and hard copy).

 

                            

 

Information Plus

The Information Plus Reference Series provides statistical data on 32 of today's most controversial and most studied social issues. Each Information Plus title is a compilation of current and historical statistics -- with analysis -- on aspects of one contemporary social issue, such as abortion, capital punishment, and genetic engineering from Gale Product Description Page.

Here is a list of titles from this series that are available at MSJC libraries 
(ebook and print).

Finding and Requesting Items from Other Libraries

If you don't find what you need in MSJC's collections, you can search the catalogs of other libraries and request that those titles be sent to your preferred MSJC campus through our interlibrary loan service. Typically there is no cost to you for this service, but please be aware that some libraries charge interlibrary loan fees. We will contact you for approval of any borrowing fees before requesting the items for you. It can take up to two weeks for items to be delivered, so be sure you give yourself enough time.

  1. Try UCR's catalog. Because UCR is so close, any books you request may get here more quickly if they are available..
  2. Request the books you found by filling out the MSJC Interlibrary Loan Request form and we will notify you at your student e-mail you when your books arrive.