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History 104 - History of World Civilizations Since 1500: Find Books

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D1-1075               GENERAL WORLD HISTORY

DA1-995              Great Britain

DC1-947              France

DD1-905              Germany

DF701-951          Modern Greece

DG11-999            Italy

DK1-4800            Russia, former Soviet Republics, Poland

DS1-937               Asia

DS36-40               Islamic countries

DS401-498           India

DS555-555.98     Laos

DS556-560.72     Vietnam

DS701-799.9       China

DS801-897          Japan

DT1-3415            Africa

DU1-950             Oceania

DU80-398           Australia

F1201-3799        Latin America; Spanish America


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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

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