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Psychology 101: Finding Books

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Borrowing Items Between MSJC Campuses

You can request items to be delivered between the Libraries if you find a book that is not available at the campus you use. Library staff can place the request for you, or use the steps below to place the request yourself from the library 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.
  3. Click on the Request option and fill in any necessary information.
  4. You will be notified through your student email 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 at MSJC, you can search other libraries and request items through our interlibrary loan service. Try UCR's catalog since it is nearby and anything you request may arrive more quickly if it is available.

Use the MSJC Interlibrary Loan Request form to request materials. Please be aware that some libraries charge borrowing fees. We will contact you for approval of any borrowing fees before requesting the items for you. 


The MSJC Libraries purchase or subscribe to over 250,000 e-books. Some are reference sources that are helpful in getting background information on a topic. Others are online versions of books you might find on the library shelves.

Use the Start Your Research Here box on the left to begin looking for e-books in the library catalog, or try searching directly from our EBSCO e-book collection.

Looking for background info on your topic? Try searching for psychology-related books in our reference databases:

Credo Reference - contains content from hundreds of reference books covering every major subject.

Gale Virtual Reference Library - a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

Oxford Reference - contains sources such as specialized dictionaries and subject encyclopedias.