Use OneSearch, the Library's catalog, to search for books on your topic. Enter the main keywords for your topic and review your search results. You can use the "Refine Your Results" section on the left to narrow your results.
For print books, click on the title to review the book's summary or table of contents, if they are available, to be sure it will work for your assignment.
Print or write down the title and author along with location information: library, shelving location, and call number. If you need help finding an item on the shelf using the call number, check out our Understanding Call Numbers page. Or ask a librarian for help!
Note the current status (Available, Not Available, On Loan, etc.). You can request items that are checked out or available at a different campus to be held for pickup at your preferred campus library. Sign in to your library account from OneSearch using your mymsjc username and password to place a request, or ask a staff member for help.
For eBooks, click the title or Available Online link to review the book and access it.
D501-680 World War II, 1939-1945
DS918 Korean War
DS557-559.9 Vietnam Conflict
E75-99 Indians of North America
E151-915 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
E838-889 Later twentieth century, 1961-2000
E841-843 Kennedy administration, 1961-1963
E855-861 Nixon administration, 1969-1974
E876-880 Reagan administrations,1981-1989
E885-889 Clinton administrations, 1993-2001
E895-909 Twenty-first century
E902-904 George W. Bush administrations, 2001-2009
E907-909 Barack Obama administrations, 2009-2017
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.
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.