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Journalism M01:Media & Society.Hoffman: Find Books

Research guide for Prof. Joanna Miller and Prof. Michael Hoffman's Journalism M01 class.

Finding a Book in the Library

From the library homepage, click the Library Resources button.  The Moorpark College Library catalog allows you to search for books, ebooks, CDs, and DVDs. 

1) Type your search words into the provided box at the top of the screen.

2) When you get your results, click on the “Locations” tab to retrieve the Call Number for a Book/DVD/CD in the MC library.

Status of Item

  • Not Charged = Available
  • Charged = Currently Checked Out

3) Write down the call number and find the two letter combination on the shelves:

  • A-HN 2nd floor, HQ-Z 3rd floor
  • All books located in the Reference Collection will be on the 2nd floor

4) Still can't find it? Come to the reference desk to ask the librarian for assistance. 

Accessing eBooks

The library carry thousands of eBook titles that can be accessed remotely from any off-campus location. To access these ebooks from off campus, you will be prompted to login to your MyVCCCD account.

 All eBooks that come up in your search results will be noted by the link that reads, "Online Access."

  • Use the email feature to email yourself a specific chapter of an eBook that you are using. The chapter will show up in your email as a PDF file. 
  • You may print up to 60 pages from the EBSCO eBook collection.  
  • EBSCO eBooks are one copy per user. They can only be opened by one person at a time. If the book you need is "in use" please check back in about 30-60 minutes, to allow for check-in time.


Checking Out Books in the Library

You will need your student ID number (900 number) to check out library materials. Simply take your materials to the circulation desk (pictured above) for checkout.