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.
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.
Reference books provide you with background information on a topic, including important dates, individuals and terms. Reading up on your topic can give you a better idea of where to focus your research and the important topics/concepts/persons that you may want to research further. If you can't decide on a topic, these resources can also provide a good starting point to explore potential topics.
Reference books are traditionally used in the library, but many are available as e-books. Check out the two below!
Encyclopedia of Anthropology - A five-volume collection of over 1,000 entries that focus on topics in physical/biological anthropology, archeology, cultural/social anthropology, linguistics, and applied anthropology.