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History 112 - U.S. History Since 1865: Find Books

Exploring the political, social, economic, and intellectual development in the United States from the end of the Civil War to the current period.

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.

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.

Classification Areas

D1-2009            History (General)

D501-680          World War II, 1939-1945

DS1-937           Asia—History

DS918               Korean War

DS557-559.9    Vietnam Conflict

E151-889          United States—History

E660-738          Late nineteenth century, 1865-1900

E666-670         Johnson’s administration, 1865-1869

E668                  Reconstruction, 1865-1877

E669                  Purchase of Alaska, 1867

E711-738          McKinley’s 1st administration, 1897-1901

E714-735          War of 1898 (Spanish-American War)

E740-837.7       Twentieth century

E784-805          1919-1933; Harding-Coolidge-Hoover era

E830-840.8        Later twentieth century, 1961

E841-843          Kennedy’s administration, 1961-1963

E855-861          Nixon’s administrations, 1969-1974

E885-889          Clinton administration, 1993-2000


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