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 using the steps below. 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.
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.
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