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History 101: Find Books

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 Black Death

Crusade—First, 1096-1099

Crusade—Twelfth, 1248-1250


Great Britain—History—Henry V, 1413-1422

Greece—History—Peloponnesian War, 431-404 B.C.

Hundred Years’ War, 1339-1453


Italy—History—Carolingian rule, 774-887

Rome—History—Mithridatic Wars, 88-63 B.C.

Slave insurrections—Rome

Finding and Ordering Books from other Libraries

If you don't find what you need in MSJC's collection you can search the catalogs of other libraries and then request those titles (up to three) be sent to you here at SJC. Make sure you give yourself enough time because it can take up to two weeks for the books to get here.

1.  Try WorldCat  WorldCat is the world's largest online catalog. You will literally be searching thousands of library catalogs at once. This is a great resource if you are researching that elusive topic:  Request the books you found by entering the author, title, etc. in SJc's Online Interlibrary Request Form.  Now sit back and relax, you will receive an e-mail to your student email when your books arrive.

2.  IEALC -The IEALC (Inland Empire Academic Libraries Cooperative) is a cooperative agreement between 16 academic libraries that allows currently enrolled students to borrow materials from other participating libraries. The IEALC consists of college and university libraries located within, Riverside, San Bernardino, and eastern Los Angeles counties. To borrow from member libraries, visiting IEALC students must present their current College ID card along with a valid IEALC card.  

Mt. San Jacinto College students may apply at the San Jacinto or Menifee Campus Libraries circulation desk for a current IEALC membership card.  Continuing students will need to reapply each academic year. Please check with member colleges and universities regarding their borrowing policies. To see a list of member libraries check the back of your IEALC card of see this IEALC list