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. Follow these steps when you need a book from the MSJC library.
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.
Google books works with libraries and publishers to provide information about books. Depending on the texts and permissions that have been granted, you may be able to read excerpts or even the whole book online. You will also be able to search within the book to see how often and where your topic is mentioned and learn how to find the book. Google Books also now includes many magazines. Click here to view a short video that covers the basic Google books features.