While you are not permitted to use a dictionary as one of your works cited,
the Oxford English Dictionary (or "OED") can give you some ideas of where to
begin your research. The OED covers the etymology of words. The historical
origin and development of a word creates an elegant timeline that will help you
discover how the word has evolved over the years. It is located in our reference
collection under the call number REF PE 1625 O87 1989.
Finding a Book in the Library
Using One Search allows you to search for books, eBooks, articles, media and more.
1) Type your subject or title into the provided box. The initial search results include both print and electronic items.
To find PRINT books in the library, click the Location link on the left side bar.
Select Main Collection. Click on the title to retrieve the Call Number and the availability.
Write down the call number and find the two letter combination on the shelves:
(A-HT 2nd floor, HV-Z and Oversize 3rd floor)
Still can't find it? Come to the reference desk to ask the librarian for assistance.
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.
The Moopark College Library has electronic books from several different companies. Each company has a different way to access their eBooks. All eBooks that come up in your search results will be noted with Available Online.
Type your subject or title into the provided box. The search results include both print and electronic items.
To limit your search results to Books only, click on the Resource Type link on the left side bar and choose Books.
Select the title by clicking on the title or the Available Online link. You will be taken to the complete record. The display record includes a link to the full text and detailed information about the item.
Consult the EBSCO eBooks research guide for specific information about using EBSCO products.
The Moorpark College Library uses Library of Congress call numbers to organize our books. This is an alphanumeric system used by most academic libraries. The call number is highlighted in this book record:
In order to find items in the Library, make note of the location and the call number.
For more information about call numbers and how to read them, please see the "Understanding call numbers" page.