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Sociology: Find Books

This guide is intended to help Moorpark College students learn about a variety of resources for conducting research in sociology

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Finding Books in the Library

The Moorpark College Library catalog allows you to search for books, ebooks, CDs, DVDs, and titles of periodicals. From the library homepage, click the Library Catalog link. Check this video tutorial on how to find a book in the library.

Type your subject or title into the provided box. The initial search results include both print and electronic items. 

 To find PRINT books held by the library, click the Location link on the left side bar.

  • Books and other items (Books on CD and DVDs) that are in the Main Collection can be checked out for three weeks.
  • Books in the Reference Collection and Topics Table are for library use only.
  • The Display Case may include circulating and non-circulating items. Check with the Reference Librarian for assistance. 

Select Main Collection. Click on the title to retrieve the call number and the availability.

  • Note that some of the items are available in multiple versions, print and online.
  • Not available indicates the book may be checked out. 

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. 

Tutorial: How to Find a Book

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. 

eBooks

All eBooks that come up in your search results will be noted with Available Online. 

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.

  1. 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. 
  2. Check the printing limit from the EBSCO eBook collection.  
  3. Most of the EBSCO eBooks are one copy per user. If the book you need is "in use" please check back in about 30-60 minutes, to allow for check-in time.